MMA

Rousey breaks post-loss silence

Ronda Rousey did not have much to say before her Dec. 30 fight with Amanda Nunes, and since that 48-second loss, she has been mostly mum. However, the former UFC champion broke her social media silence Monday, as she cryptically mused about hitting “rock bottom.”

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,” Rousey posted, attributing the quote to “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. The line is part of extensive comments Rowling made while giving Harvard’s commencement address in 2008.

In her address, Rowling had two points of emphasis: the “benefits of failure” and the “crucial importance of imagination.” Rousey’s Instagram followers were left to imagine what, exactly, she was getting at with the post, but it would certainly stand to reason that she might be searching for some benefit in her resounding defeat at the hands of Nunes.

— The Washington Post

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