Undefeated Rousey was speaking ahead of her UFC 193 clash with Holly Holm this weekend.
When asked had she ever thought how it would feel to lose, Rousey replied “I know what it feels like.”
“I’ve endured the worst losses possible,” she continued. “I lost the final of the World Championship when when I wanted to be world champion like my mother.”
“My dream ever since I was a little kid was to win the Olympics and I failed twice. Nobody knows those feelings (of loss) more than I do.”
“Rowdy”, who has just been announced as the cover star for the new UFC video game, lost the Judo World Championship final in 2007 and could only manage a bronze medal in the Beijing in 2008.
Far from making her fearful, those losses have inspired her to never feel that pain again, she insists.
“That’s why I’m the person who walks in there (the octagon) ready to die. Every other girl in the division, it’s easier for them to lose and go home with their pay cheque.
“Me? I’d rather die. I’m going to walk out of there the winner every single time.”