There’s still fight left in Ronda Rousey apparently.
The former UFC bantamweight women’s champion quoted “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling on Monday to reaffirm her determination after a recent loss.
Rousey’s 48-second defeat to Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30 marked her second straight setback since she won 12 fights in a row. So perhaps she could use some inspiration.
“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,” she posted on Instagram, borrowing words that Rowling told a Harvard graduation class in 2008. The author was recalling a time when she was jobless and a short marriage had “imploded.”
But Rousey’s plans remain unclear. The fighter has mostly avoided press since last month’s bout. But she did tell ESPN in a statement this month, “I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”