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A Tearful Ronda Rousey Reflects On Her Father's Suicide: 'He Was The Best'

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Ronda Rousey isn't afraid to open up.

Ahead of her Wednesday appearance on Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, E! revealed that the mixed martial artist turned WWE wrestler addressed her father's suicide in the sit down with the young clairvoyant. Despite being only eight years old at the time of the tragedy, it appears that Miz Rousey clearly recalls her father's passing.

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In a clip (above) from the upcoming episode, the American athlete explained:

"My dad, he had broke his back. He happened to have a really rare blood disorder that kept him from healing. So he was slowly, for years, getting platelet transfusions and trying to put rods in his back and everything. Eventually they said, ‘You're going to be a paraplegic and then a quadriplegic and then you're going to die. And there's nothing we can do about it.' "

How awful. Sadly, Ronda's poppa couldn't cope with the daunting news and took his own life. She continued:

"And so my dad decided to take matters into his own hands because he was in a huge amount of pain everyday. He couldn't work anymore, he felt like he was just a drag on the family. And he was very much a person who takes care of everyone. And he drove his car out and he put a hose in the exhaust."

Oof. Intense stuff.

As you can tell from the footage, Ronda is still greatly affected by her dad's death. The California native even admitted that, in order to deal with her father's passing, she'd tell herself he was "on a business trip and he would be back." Amid Tyler's offering of condolences, Rousey noted:

"Sorry, I don't want to get into it too much. But I wouldn't be crying unless he was awesome. He was the best."

We can't even begin to imagine how hard this experience was for Ronda. Thank you so much for opening up, girl.

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