Ronda Rousey Breaks Her Silence on Her Devastating Loss to Holly Holm

The fighter released a short statement on Instagram Sunday evening.

Former bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey has been relatively silent since her devastating loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 on Saturday night. UFC boss Dana White told the media in a post-fight press conference that Rousey was “completely bummed out and depressed” after Holm dismantled her in just two rounds, but we hadn’t heard from Rousey herself until now.

“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,” Rousey wrote in a short statement on Instagram on Sunday evening. “I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I’m fine. As I mentioned before I am going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back.” 

on Nov 15, 2015 at 5:57pm PST

“I’ll be back” — but Holm will be waiting. The newly minted bantamweight champ indicated Saturday that she’d certainly be open to a rematch with the “embarrased” Rousey.

“I think a rematch makes sense for sure,” she said. “I’ve been on a losing side of a fight and I wanted the rematch; I wanted to avenge my loss. With a champion like Ronda who has gone out of her way, above and beyond to do great things, absolutely she deserves a rematch.”

Even before Holm took her down, Rousey said she planned to “disappear” for a bit until UFC 200 in July 2016. With a heated rematch all but certain, we’re already marking our calendars for what’s sure to be one of the biggest fights of the year.


Jared Keller