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An alarming reason would have forced Dana White to retire Ronda Rousey in 2015 after the loss of Holly Holm

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“The Baddest Woman on the Planet” Ronda Rousey recently discussed her struggles with concussions in her new book: “Our Struggle: A Memoir'. Despite these medical issues, the former UFC and WWE star often resorted to keeping people in the dark about them. However, Rousey revealed the real reason behind this in a recent interview.

The pioneer of women's MMA was “Sports IllustratedShe was the most dominant athlete in the world in 2015. She was on a ten-fight undefeated winning streak before everything came to a screeching halt. Ronda Rousey faced the former champion Holly Holm in 2015, and according to her, she didn't feel right about it.

Ronda Rousey “couldn’t take it anymore”

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“Rowdy” wasn’t feeling great as the fight was scheduled to begin at UFC 193, Ronda Rousey told YouTuber Valeria Lipovetsky that she suffered a concussion in a mishap before competing against Holly Holm. She noticed “In my first defeat, it wasn’t that my mouthguard was bad. I literally came into this fight with a concussion after sliding down a flight of stairs after all these years of concussions.” The fight ended shortly, more precisely after 59 seconds.

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Ronda Rousey passed out for the first time. Some people have presented their own takes about her loss, but she revealed that she wasn't 100 percent present that night. The loss was a wake-up call for her, realizing how much damage her body had suffered since she began fighting. “When it got to the point where I had suffered so much neurological damage that I couldn’t take it anymore. Suddenly everything I accomplished meant nothing.” Rousey added. Despite being in a dire situation, the 37-year-old refused to tell anyone about it. Here's what she had to say about it.

Why didn't Rousey tell anyone about her concussion?

Ronda Rousey was afraid to tell anyone about her frequent concussions. The reason for this was because she didn't want her UFC career to come to an end. The 37-year-old also didn't want to sound like she was making excuses for her loss to Holly Holm. Rousey mentioned that if Dana White After learning about her predicament, he simply asked her to retire, which she was unwilling to do as she was only 28 at the time.

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“[If people knew about her concussion] “People would have thought I was just making excuses…If my coach or Dana knew how bad things had gotten, they would have retired me and I wouldn't be ready.” Rousey said. Despite being the greatest martial artist in history, her career in the promotion in which she made a name for herself did not end the way she would have liked.

Ronda Rousey was always in the public eye when she fought and headlined pay-per-views. But now she is enjoying a quiet life with her husband and former UFC fighter. Travis Browneand her two teenagers on a regenerative farm.

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