Ronda Rousey is ready for a rematch against Holly Holm, but it’s going to take quite some time for that to happen because she’s been suspended for six months! The MMA fighter is being forced to sit out and rest for medical reasons after suffering injuries in her Nov. 14 fight. Get the scoop here.
Safety first! The UFC has suspended Ronda Rousey from fighting for the next six months because of the severe injuries she received in her brutal loss to Holly Holm on Nov. 14. The 28-year-old, who was hospitalized after the fight, will be closely monitored as she recovers.
Ronda’s medical suspension is for 180 days, although it could be shortened and cut in half if her CT scan comes back negative. In that case, she’ll have to spend 60 days without fighting and 45 days with no contact at all. As we saw, Ronda got completely pummeled in her fight against Holly at UFC 193, and although the exact nature of her injuries hasn’t been disclosed, we know she took some brutal shots to the head.
The formerly undefeated champion was hospitalized for observation after the match, and it’s reported that she’ll likely need plastic surgery on her lip, which was split open. But, as we previously reported, Ronda had already planned to take some time off before getting back into her sport, so this will likely be a welcome rest for her.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,” she wrote on Instagram. “I appreciate the concerns for my health, but I’m fine. As I had mentioned before, I’m going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back.” We know Ronda is a fighter, so it’s no surprise she’s toughing it out, even though her injuries are clearly pretty bad!
UFC president Dana White has confirmed a rematch between these two after Holly broke Ronda’s undefeated streak, so we’ll definitely be patiently waiting for the wounds to heal so this can happen!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Ronda has been suspended for so long? Do you think it’s fair?
— Alyssa Norwin