Ronda Rousey admitted to still upset and somber after her shocking defeat to Holly Holm at their UFC 193 match earlier this month. The crowd favorite Rousey was dethroned from her crown when Holm’s head kick reduced her to the canvas.
In her first and exclusive interview since the defeat, Rousey admitted that she is still upset about losing her belt to Holm and has a long way to recovery before she can even return to the Octagon again.
Rousey had blood splattered across her face and had to be taken to the hospital after the fight in Melbourne. She also had to undergo plastic surgery to sew and fix her lips and cuts she got during the fight.
In the interview she also said: “It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact.”
Although UFC president Dana White confirmed last week that he is willing to give Rousey an immediate rematch, Rousey’s recent statement suggests that it might not just happen anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Rousey, who won two ESPY awards, best fighter and best female athlete, is all set to grace the cover of ESPN magazine for their December 8 issue which will be release this Friday.
And while Rousey is struggling to eat, her successor Holm, the current favorite queen of MMA is enjoying the love and adoration of her home crowd. Holm returned to her native place Albuquerque in New Mexico this weekend to a crowd of 20,000 fans who lined up the streets just to catch a glimpse of her. Even local politicians attended the parade held in her honour to greet and welcome her. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was also in attendance who declared December 6 as ‘Holly Holm Day’.