The fallout from Ronda Rousey’s shocking defeat continues, as the UFC struggles to face the reality that their invincible star was beaten up by a relative no-name (they’re all no-names relative to Ronda) who’s also on the wrong side of her athletic peak. But the biggest reason we’ve been focusing on the business side of the aftermath of UFC 193 is because the human side has been all but silent — until now.
In an interview with ESPN The Magazine set to be published Friday, Rousey opened up about her emotions in the wake of the fight, and she’s unsurprisingly “really f*cking sad” about losing to Holly Holm. She also provided an update on her timeline of recovery, and it’s not an optimistic one: “It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact.”
At that rate, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Holm, who came out of the fight much less worse for wear, was to take a fight with someone else before the promised Rousey rematch — possibly Miesha Tate.
Even though Rousey was humbled in the ring, she doesn’t plan on toning down her outspoken nature, thank goodness. Regarding her notorious mouth, Rousey quipped, “Most people get scared away from having an opinion. It’s not so much my opinions everybody relates to, it’s that I don’t care about being punished for it.”
We can’t wait for the full interview to drop.