Can’t get over that shocking Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm fight? Neither can Ronda Rousey.
The former UFC bantamweight champion opened up about the highly talked-about fight nearly a month after losing her title and her amazing record to Holm at UFC 193 on Nov. 14 in Melbourne. Rousey admits to ESPN The Magazine in its “Ideas of the Year” issue (via People), on newsstands Friday, that she’s “really f–king sad” over the defeat, but that’s not going to stop her from making a comeback.
The only problem? It’s going to be a little while before she can jump back in the ring with Holm.
Rousey, who was left unconscious and hospitalized after the fight, is still recovering from blows to the face. With her stitches on her lip still dissolving and a few of her teeth still unstable, Rousey tells ESPN, “It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact.”
In an interview with rematch is being scheduled between Rousey, 28, and Holm, 34. “I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and Lorenzo [Fertitta, UFC CEO] should probably lose our promoter’s license,” he said.
“That’s the fight that’s going to happen,” said White. “I don’t know when, but that’s the fight.”
And despite how things went down the first time around, Rousey isn’t going to give up just yet. “Maybe I can’t do it all before my prime, before my body is done,” she added. “But f–k it, maybe I can.”
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