Ronda Rousey Boyfriend Rumors: Travis Browne Says ‘Rowdy’ Is ‘Physically And Mentally Great’ After Suicidal Thoughts [VIDEO]
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Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her boyfriend, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne. (Photo : Getty Images )
Travis Browne feels bad for whoever the next person is to take on his girlfriend.
Ronda Rousey hasn’t had a fight in the Octagon since her embarrassing knockout loss at the hands of Holly Holm last November at UFC 193. It marked “Rowdy’s” first defeat and she dropped the women’s bantamweight title in the process.
Following the defeat, Rousey went on a downward emotional spiral, but was pulled out of it by Browne, who supported her and gave her the will to get over it.
Rousey is working her way back to the Octagon and though UFC president Dana White said she won’t be ready for a fight at the first-ever UFC event to be held at Madison Square Garden later this year, she will eventually be making her comeback. She is still recovering from minor surgery, but Rousey is closing in on a return.
A date for Rousey’s comeback is to be determined, but Browne recently offered a glowing update on his girlfriend when speaking to ESPN, according to a tweet from reporter Brett Okamoto:
Spoke to Travis Browne. UFC 203 story next week. FWIW, on Rousey: “Physically and mentally doing great. I feel bad for whoever’s next.”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 30, 2016
Browne helped Rousey get past her depression when she had suicidal thoughts following the defeat at the hands of Holm. After Holm defeated Rousey, she dropped the belt in her first defense against Miesha Tate. Tate then fell in her first defense of the title at UFC 200 to reigning champion Amanda Nunes.
White recently said that he thinks Rousey’s comeback will set pay-per-view records for the promotion.
“I think Ronda Rousey’s return will be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done,” White told Colin Cowherd on ‘The Herd last week. “Ronda had a bunch of minor surgeries and they’re healing up and when they are, I’m assuming she’s going to fight.”
Back in February, Rousey revealed she was in a deep depression following her loss, but Browne helped her through it.
“To be honest, I looked up and I saw my man Travis was standing there and I looked up at him and I was like I need to have his babies, I need to stay alive,” Rousey told Ellen DeGeneres of what rallied her from her momentary suicidal thoughts. “Really that was it.”
Now, Browne is already hyping up his girlfriend’s return to the Octagon.
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