Ronda Rousey has finally posted some update after her devastating loss last Saturday during the UFC 193 main event.
Pro-boxing champion, Holly Holm, is now the new women’s MMA bantamweight champion, after defeating Ronda Rousey after two rounds last Saturday in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Holly Holm, with now a record of 10-0 MMA and 3-0 UFC, threw a powerful head kick during the second round and knocked Rousey out, ultimately ending the bout. Rousey, who now has a record of 12-MMA and 6-1 UFC, immediately left the octagon when she regained consciousness and the decision was announced. The former bantamweight champion was brought to the hospital right after the event and wasn’t even able to attend the post-fight press conference to talk about her first loss in her entire career.
Dana White, UFC’s president, revealed via social media that the former MMA bantamweight champ needed to have her mouth stitched up after receiving the head kick during the second round. White clarified that this was the only medical concern that Rousey had; she didn’t incur any major injury from the said bout.
Rousey, on the other hand, didn’t keep quiet about the issue for long though. The former MMA bantamweight weight champion posted a message on her Instagram revealing an update about her health. Rousey also vowed to return after she takes some break, which was already planned even before UFC 193.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I’m fine. As I had mentioned before, I’m going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back,” Rousey said.
During interviews prior to UFC 193, Rousey was very vocal about taking a break until next year after UFC 200. This was because she has gone through three championship fights in less than nine months. A lot of people were expecting that the highlight reel loss could change those plans, but another event happened took place.
While there’s no knowing if Rousey will indeed fight at UFC 200, or if she will still come back to fight, but one thing’s for sure- there will definitely be a rematch against Holm for the 135-pound bantamweight title.