Now-former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) was rushed to the hospital immediately after Saturday’s shocking knockout loss to Holly Holm, so the public hasn’t heard from Rousey after suffering the biggest upset in UFC history.
Rousey broke her silence in the form of an Instagram post late Sunday night. The message was brief and to the point.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,” Rousey wrote. “I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I am fine. As I mentioned before, I am going to take a little time, but I’ll be back.”
There were rumors that Rousey suffered a broken jaw, but that is not the case. However, she did have a split lip and needed treatment for that.
Even before losing her title at UFC 193, Rousey said she was going to take a hiatus after defending her throne three times in the past nine months. “Rowdy” was hinting UFC 200 in July could be a reasonable return date, but that might change after Holm became the first woman to blemish her resume.
UFC president Dana White said at Saturday’s UFC 193 post-fight press conference that an immediate rematch between Rousey and Holm “makes the most sense.” Holm didn’t have any issues with an instant sequel, either.