Ronda Rousey’s admission of suicidal thoughts after her loss to Holly Holm made headlines all over the sports world yesterday.
Brock Lesnar, a former UFC fighter like Rousey and current WWE star (possibly like Rousey some day), was on ESPN Sportscenter to hype up WWE Fastlane this weekend. Jonathan Coachman asked Brock about Ronda’s admission and about handling defeat as an athlete.
Brock had some simple and sage advice for Rousey.
“Well, I’m a big fan Ronda’s, and have been from the beginning and one thing she should have learned a long time ago is that you have to learn how to lose before you can actually win. That was one thing that my coach taught me at a very young age. Because I was a bad loser I was a bad loser. You’ve got to be able to get back on the horse. This life is very precious and very short and one fight isn’t going to make or break her career. She’s just got to get back on the horse again and figure it out. And she will.
Lesnar also commended Daniel Bryan’s decision to walk away from professional wrestling and feels his greatest personal accomplishment is his NCAA wrestling championship.