Kobe Bryant’s advice to Ronda Rousey – Ronda Rousey lost her first career match ever to Holly Holm in November, and has been quiet ever since.
She’s however received a host of advice, with the best of it coming from NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
“I sent her several messages, so yes, we have touched base,” Bryant said when asked if he’d spoken to the UFC icon. “That’s what it’s about. It’s not about how you win. A true champion is about how you lose and come back from that.”
“I told her, ‘It’s a beautiful thing.’ That’s what I told her. I said, ‘To be a true champion sometimes you have to get knocked down.’ It happens to the best of us. It happened with my Achilles [when I tore it], [Muhammad] Ali got put down several times—it happens to the best of us.
“I think the true mark of a champion is how you get up from that. If she goes through her entire career undefeated, she becomes this mythical figure that nobody can relate to. She got beat. We all get beat at some point or another in our lives. Now it’s a matter of how she bounces back from that. I think that’s what makes her a true champion.”