Ronda Rousey Says Losing In UFC Happened For A Reason

Ronda Rousey is grateful for what led to her WrestleMania moment. 

In 2015, Ronda Rousey's historic undefeated streak as UFC Champion came to an end when she wad defeated by Holly Holm. She would take a year off from mixed-martial-arts to only lose her second fight in a row. She essentially left UFC at this point even though she has not officially retired. At WrestleMania 34, Rousey won her professional wrestling debut by submitting Stephanie McMahon.

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In an interview with ESPN, Rousey out right said she was happy for her last two losses in UFC because it led her to WrestleMania

"Everything really does happen for a reason. I'm just so grateful. I thought I never would be (grateful) for (the losses), but time is a great teacher. I'm just really, really glad I gave it time instead of giving up and feeling it was the end of the world. There's so many people who encounter tragedies who feel like the world and time won't heal it. But all I can say to those people is: Just give it time, even if you think time can't heal it. You never know what will happen and where it will lead you. Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise. I really believe it now," said Rousey. 

Rousey ended her match at WrestleMania with her signature arm bar and gave the impression she broke McMahon's arm. Fightful Wrestling had live coverage and and a recapping podcast for WrestleMania 34. 

The full interview with Rousey can be found at ESPN.com.

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