It’s been over a week since Ronda Rousey lost her UFC title to Holly Holm, but she’s still making headlines – because of her feet! A photo showing her discolored soles and toes has stirred a debate among fans and pros alike about what caused the weird condition.
Yikes! Ronda Rousey‘s face wasn’t the only thing to take a beating after she was knocked out by Holly Holm, 34, on Nov. 14. Curious Reddit users have blown up a photo of the 28-year-old’s feet that show her toes being a jaundiced yellow color while the pads of her feet are purple. So what’s up with Ronda’s discolored tootsies? Luckily some fighting pros know about the scary looking condition and why it happens. Read on for more!
In a blown up photo from Ronda’s fight making the rounds on Nov. 23, it focuses what looks like to be heavily bruised purple soles while her toes are a jaundiced yellow color. But retired MMA star and one of Holly’s pals Julie Kedzie says it’s not from steroid use as some Reddit users speculated, rather it’s just a cold arena mat.
Las Vegas-based fighting photographer Ryan Loco tweeted, “see that a lot on the fighter’s feet. Always freaks me out. I blame the canvas.” Julie chimed in to his comment with the reply “canvas and cold. My feet always turned yellow.” She also noted the material used on the floor of the octagon can rub off on the fighters’ feet so that could also explain Ronda’s discoloration.
Julie also shared a photo on her Twitter account giving a hard kick to a competitor’s head, and in it her feet appear to be somewhat yellow as well. In her discussion with Ryan she added “dis ma foot. Yellow too and I swear I didn’t juice EVER. I don’t think Rousey did/does either.” CLICK HERE To check out Ronda’s Book ‘My Fight/Your Fight.”
One thing we know that is certainly discolored because of the fight is poor Ronda’s face. When she arrived at L.A.X. from Melbourne on Nov. 17, she had a black hoodie pulled over her head and used a pillow to cover her face, while also hiding behind a pair of sunglasses. As HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY reported, it was because “She is black and blue all over her face, the fight mixed with surgery has made her face look like she was in a horrible car accident. She doesn’t want to be seen and is staying in until all of that is healed,” our source revealed.
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