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Ronda Rousey Discusses The Death of Her Father

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 04/11/18


Ronda Rousey is appearing on Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry tonight. During the show, she will discuss her father’s suicide. Here are some highlights courtesy of wrestlinginc.com…

On Her Father’s Issues & What Led to His Suicide: “My dad, he had broke his back, and he happened to have a really rare blood disorder that kept him from healing, similar to hemophilia and it doesn’t allow you to clot your blood,” said Rousey. “And so, for years, he was getting platelet transfusions and trying to put rods in his back, everything. Eventually [the doctors] said you’re gonna be a paraplegic and then a quadriplegic and then you’re gonna die and there’s nothing we can do about it. And so, my dad decided to take matters into his own hands because he was in a huge amount of pain every day. He couldn’t work anymore, he felt like he was just a drag on the family and he was very much like a person who takes care of everyone. And he drove his car out and he put a hose in the exhaust. I was eight years old.”

On How She Dealt With It: “I remember that when he passed, I would just try to tell myself that he was on a business trip and he’d be back. And that was my way to cope with it,” Rousey said. “But, I wouldn’t be crying unless he was awesome. He was the best.”