Ronda Rousey isn’t the first star fighter to fall in shocking fashion, and she’s now getting some support from a fighter who recently went through the same thing: Anderson Silva.
“The Spider” posted a comment to Instagram on Sunday offering Rousey words of encouragement and understanding for what she’s currently going through, given his 2013 defeats at the hands of Chris Weidman.
RONDA ROUSEY Our biggest glory doesnt lives in the fact of never fall down, But In the fact of we always stand up after each fall. With determination, You will over come this bad time. I know very well how It is. You are a great athlet and transcend the MMA world. My kids love You. So, dont forget: To fall Makes us strongerTo stand up. You deserve the best of this world. Nobody is forever. All of us lost And To lose make us stronger. So, I wish You peace And lots of patience. Hold this experience with inteligence And dont blame yourself. You had a big lesson Of this Sport. With class You will transform this hapeness In something better To your Personal And professional life, because the world was made for people like You, a winner. Stand up your head, girl. You are a great champion of life And a inpiration for all world. Dont forget, we Love You! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Penick’s Analysis: Rousey’s fall came swiftly, but a comeback isn’t out of the question. This sport is not conducive to undefeated records, and there’s never been a fighter who hasn’t suffered a setback at some point in their career. It’s how Rousey responds to this loss and comes back that’s important now. She’s absolutely capable of getting that title back. She’s lost the aura she once had, she’s been proven not to be invincible, and she’ll have to show that she can respond to that type of adversity to get back on top. We’ve seen fighters do it before. We’ve seen others falter and never recover. We’ll find out what part of the spectrum she falls on come next July.
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