Ronda Rousey opens up about UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm
In the newest issue of ESPN The Magazine, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey opens up about her loss to Holly Holm in UFC 193.
Rousey, who was knocked out by Holm in the second round of their Nov. 15 matchup, said she is “really f------ sad” about the loss, but also alluded to her eventual return to the octagon.
“Maybe I can’t do it all before my prime, before my body is done,” Rousey, 28, said. “But f--- it, maybe I can.”
In the interview, Rousey also discloses information about the injuries she is still dealing with in the wake of the fight.
“It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact,” Rousey said.
After her loss, Rousey was given a 60-day medical suspension, which is used to protect injured fighters from rushing back to the octagon. The suspension could reportedly extend to 180 days, which would prevent the rumored rematch from being scheduled in the near future.
Rousey’s full ESPN The Magazine cover story is set to hit newsstands Friday.