Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is starting to open up about her crushing knockout loss to Holly Holm (video), which took place in the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) main event back in November.
In short, she's "really f---ing sad."
"Rowdy" will be featured in the upcoming issue of ESPN Magazine, the "Ideas of the Year" edition, deconstructing her career-altering defeat to "The Preacher's Daughter," as well as some of the injuries she sustained by way of fists (and feet) to the face.
People.com with a sneak peek:
The stitches in her lip still dissolving, and a few of her teeth still unstable from Holm's fight-ending kick to the face, Rousey admits "It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact."
ESPN Magazine hits newsstands this Friday (Dec. 11, 2015).
If she's still three-to-six months away from eating an apple, that doesn't leave me feeling overly optimistic about an immediate rematch against Holm. Then again, UFC President Dana White doesn't want to lose his promoter's license, so perhaps he will, in fact, keep the division on ice until further notice.
For much more on Rousey's post-fight whereabouts following UFC 193 click here.