Ronda Rousey’s boyfriend Travis Browne says he and Ronda saved each other.
Rousey has spoken openly of having suicidal thoughts after her UFC loss to Holly Holm. At the same time, Browne had been accused of domestic violence by his wife Jenna Webb. Webb posted photos of bruises on Instagram and implied that Browne was responsible for them.
Browne says that he and Rousey helped each other through it.
“We were there for each other when we needed it the most,” Browne said. “When we felt like everybody was against us, when everybody was trying to knock us down, we were there for each other.”
“I’m a 6-foot-7, 250-pound man. I have two little boys at home and if I did the things I was accused of, you want those two boys being raised by me? Why would you want them in my home? Why would you want me to have my career if that’s the kind of man I am?” he said.
“Honestly, I feel a little betrayed,” Browne added.
Browne implied that the domestic charges against him are false.
“If those are your reasons for lying, but then you don’t press charges, you don’t try to do things the right way. If any of you guys were here beating your wife and you have two kids, I swear to God, I will f*** you up. And I would take your kids and take them from you.”
During her interview with Time, Rousey said she’s not completely out of the darkness:
I’m still grieving the person that could have won it all. But I have to live up to the fact that I’m not her. That’s just who I’d like to be and instead I’m what I need to be, for myself and everyone else. You have to go through those stages of acceptance and renewed optimism. You need to define that doe-eyed part of you that walked into an arena the first time and saw all the lights and thought ‘one day that’s gonna be me, that’s gonna be my name up there.’ That’s what I need to find again.”