Ronda Rousey and her devasting loss to Holly Holm to November was not what UFC fans were expecting in the least, and perhaps shocked the former undefeated bantamweight champion herself. Mike Tyson, a person who knows something about losing a big fight, had encouraging words for Rousey as a guest on Conan O’Brien‘s late night show.
Sports Illustrated reports:
Mike Tyson stopped by Conan last night to chat about pigeons, Muhammad Ali and his recent battle with a hoverboard. He also imparted a little bit of wisdom to Ronda Rousey, comparing her recent loss to Holly Holm to his infamous knockout by Buster Douglas.
Tyson explains that getting over a loss is harder when you are as successful in a sport as he and Rousey have been, and recommends getting back in the swing of things to overcome the defeat.
Specifically, Tyson said Rousey needs to “show her face” and get back into the conversation in where she dominated her division.
“She [Rousey] has to understand that we’re in the hurt business,” said to O’Brien. “I don’t care if you’re the king of the hurt business, we’re in the business where you get hurt. She’s just got to be seen, come out of the house, whatever. Show your face.”
Watch the Ronda Rousey portion of Mike Tyson’s interview with Conan in the clip below and see the whole thing by following this link to the Team Coco website.
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