Ronda Rousey made waves recently when she straight up said that she was suicidal after her loss to Holly Holm and contemplated killing herself due to the fact that she felt worthless.
And many of us have been there. Things can get pretty hard, but fighter Miesha Tate, who faces Holly Holm March 5th at UFC 196 said that she would never commit suicide for one simple reason.
She had a boyfriend when she was younger who did it, and she would never do that to anyone who loved her
"Religiously, it's never an option for me. I had a boyfriend who committed suicide early on in my life, I promised I would never do that to the people around me now matter how down and out I get. Taking my own life is not an option, but I understand those emotions of feeling like you've lost everything."
Tate lost her bantamweight title to Ronda Rousey back in 2012.
This could have an affect on her comments surrounding Rousey's comments. But mostly, I think that that boyfriend and her faith make suicide a difficult choice. It's often viewed as selfish and an "easy way out". It's hard to know how much someone is struggling, but regardless perseverence is key - in fighting and in life.
What do you think?
How did you feel about Rousey's and Tate's respective comments about suicide?