Former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey’s Past, Present and Future after devastating loss
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Ronda’s mother has an accomplished judo career which included being the first U.S. Citizen to win a World Judo Championship. Ronda followed her mother’s lead and eventually won Bronze at the Beijing Olympics in Judo being the first American to win a medal in women’s judo.
By 2010 she started to get a name for herself in the MMA world and by 2012 became the first female fighter to sign with the UFC. She was the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion until she fought Holly Holm in her sixth title defense.
On November 14, 2015, Rousey faced Holly Holm in Australia at UFC 193 for the Bantamweight title. Ms. Holm shocked everyone by beating Rousey in a KO.
Rousey has recently finally spoken out about the fight in an ESPN interview where she said she was “just really sad”. She explained that in the first round she got a hit that “cut my lip open and knocked a couple of my teeth loose. I was out on my feet from the very beginning.”
"It was like a dumbed-down dreamy version of yourself making decisions. … I was just trying to shake myself out of it. I kept saying to myself, ‘You’re OK, keep fighting. You’re OK, keep fighting."
Rousey is far from feeling too defeated though. She stated, “I need to come back. I need to beat this chick. Who knows if I'm going to pop my teeth out or break my jaw or rip my lip open. I have to fucking do it."
But she isn’t rushing it as she mentioned it will be anywhere from “three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact”.
If the re-match doesn’t go Ronda's way, it may be the end of her career. “Either I'll win and keep going or I won't and I'll be done with everything."