Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Ronda Rousey struggling to eat after UFC knockout

Published 08/12/2015

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey still feels terrible after losing to Holly Holm.

Ultimate Fighting Champion star-turned-actress Ronda Rousey is still struggling to eat almost a month after her brutal knockout defeat by Holly Holm.

Fans were left stunned on 15 November (15), when the Furious 7 star suffered her first UFC loss with a powerful kick to her face, which cost her the bantamweight title.

Ronda required medical attention to stitch up a big gash on her lip after the upset, and although UFC president Dana White recently confirmed plans for a rematch are underway, the 28-year-old California native insists it won't be anytime soon.

Breaking her silence in a new interview with ESPN magazine, Ronda admits she is still healing from the big hit, which also knocked loose a few of her teeth.

"It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact," Ronda admits, when asked if she will fight again.

She also confesses she is "really f**king sad" about the defeat, but is determined to bounce back and regain her status as the UFC's leading female star.

"Maybe I can't do it all before my prime, before my body is done," she says. "But f**k it, maybe I can."

Ronda has a number of other projects to focus on outside of mixed martial arts - she is also preparing to star in an upcoming remake of Patrick Swayze's 1989 film, Road House.

The movie, in which she will portray a bouncer hired to clean up a rowdy bar in Missouri, is due to begin production early next year (16).

At the time of the announcement in September (15), she said, "It is a great honour to play a part in celebrating the life of a man that inspired so many. I couldn't be more grateful to have this opportunity to pay respect to the beloved Patrick Swayze. I promise to work incessantly to make sure this project is a tribute his family and fans."

© Cover Media

Online Editors

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph