Ronda Rousey, who has been keeping a low profile ever since her UFC loss to Holly Holm, finally showed up in public.
Ever since her loss to Holm in the UFC 193 on November 14, Rousey has been keeping a low profile but in the last couple of days she has been spotted twice outside in public.
She was left battered and bruised after she was knocked out by Holm with a powerful kick to the jaw in the second round of the fight.
Rousey was pictured smiling in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving with her MMA fighter boyfriend Travis Browne with an apparently healed face – in her first public sighting since November 17. She surprisingly looked fresh faced as she came out of hiding.
The last time she was seen in public, she was arriving back from Australia after the fight hiding her bruised face with a pillow. Her boyfriend had his arm around Rousey as the pair walked through the terminal following their journey from Australia. But her bodyguards had to escort her to a limo after curious onlookers began approaching her.
Barefaced and dressed in a hooded top, shorts, a furry hat and flip flops, she looked relaxed and calm as she walked with a young girl and boyfriend Travis Browne.
The following day she donned sunglasses as she took her pitbull for a walk with Browne and the couple stopped for a drink.
Following her loss, she has since had plastic surgery to fix her bruised face and busted lip and has also been handed down a six month medical ban by the UFC.
However, it can be reduced to 60 days provided she has a CT scan and proves that she has not suffered a brain injury.
Rousey however, has vowed that she will soon return to the ring.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,” Rousey posted on Instagram. “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.”
There were also reports of immediate rematch between the newly crowned champion Holm and Rousey.
Expecting her to rebound and bounce back stronger, Rousey’s nutritionist and conditioning expert Mike Dolce said: “She will be back, absolutely, she is an amazing athlete.”
“Ronda has lost before, she lost at the Olympic Games and I think that was a great test for her and look at how she came back, she came back a multi-time world champion.”
“So I will be expecting the same type of rebound after this.”