Cowherd: Ronda Rousey's more likeable in defeat

Published Mar. 16, 2016 4:31 a.m. ET

Ronda Rousey may have lost her perfect UFC record, her championship belt and her reputation as the most dominant athlete in sports, but according to Colin Cowherd, she gained at least one thing when she lost to Holly Holm last year.

She became more likeable.

"I found Ronda Rousey, right before her fight with Holly Holm, (to be) kind of a bully," Cowherd said Tuesday on "The Herd."

Since that loss, Rousey has shown newfound vulnerability in her comments about suicide and a more lighthearted side, which she showed with her "breaking news" update that she's biting apples — a move that Cowherd called "cute and likeable and vulnerable and fun."

We may be getting treated to this kinder, gentler Rousey for now, but if she returns to face Miesha Tate for the title as Dana White already has announced, you'd better believe "Rowdy" Ronda will be back —€” maybe to stay.