When Ronda was 8 when her dad had committed suicide. Her dad, Ron Rousey suffered from depression after he injured his back in a sledding accident. A blood disorder prevented him from healing properly, and after learning he would only live a few years, he committed suicide because he thought there was no point in waiting if he was in so much pain.
For a long time, Ronda struggled and could not focus in school. She didn't get good grades. She was not motivated and lived with only girls in the house. Since Ronda was so close to her father she felt she had no one who would understand her in the way her father did.
The only thing Ronda could do is move on and live in the present. She realized she couldn’t do anything about her father because he already had committed suicide. Ronda moved on with her life because she can’t just keep mourning for ever. She also realized can’t change what has happened but can plan for her future and how she can live it. Her mother pushed her to take judo classes as a way to deal with her frustrations and stress.
At age 15 she was selected to the United States Olympic team and at 16 she became the youngest American to earn the national number one ranking in the women's half-middleweight division.
Ronda was very brave to fight even though it might mean she could get severely hurt. She had passion and commitment for the sport and really wanted to become famous and show girls that they can do anything. Even though she moved on with her life her dad is always in her heart and she will never forget about him. She is a role model to all and shows people that in order to survive you have to move on and keep the things most precious in your heart.