Ronda Rousey Opens Up After Holly Holm Fight: 'I'm Really F***ing Sad'

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Ronda Rousey opens up about shocking loss against Holly Holm during an exclusive interview with ESPN's magazine. Instagram/@rondarousey/UFC 193

After the series of unfortunate events that developed during and after the Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm championship match at UFC 193 in Sydney, Australia last month, many have been wondering about Rousey’s wellbeing and recovery status. The 28-year-old fighter was rushed into a local hospital after Holm shockingly knocked her out cold during the second round, which she confesses left her “really f*ing sad.”

Almost 3 weeks later, Rousey assures “she is down but not out” during an exclusive interview with ESPN’s magazine. In its “Ideas of the Year” issue, on newsstands Friday, the California native says, “it might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact.” The stitches in her lip are still dissolving and a few of her teeth still feel unstable from Holm’s final kick to the face, reveals ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne in her piece.

During the interview, Rousey declares that she will not let this fight get the best of her, “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 f*ing do it.”

This is the first time the UFC fighter openly talks about the match that stripped her of her title. On November 17, the former UFC bantamweight champion and undefeated mixed martial arts fighter decided to share a brief message on Instagram thanking “everyone for the love and support” and clarifying all rumors and speculations about her health condition by saying she was “fine.”

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