Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was put on medical suspension for up to 180 days after she was knocked out by Holly Holm at UFC 193 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, last weekend. “Rowdy” additionally can have no contact for 45 days or fight within the next 60 days, the UFC suspension list, distributed by MixedMartialArts.com, revealed Tuesday.
The fight was stopped shortly after Rousey was knocked down by a kick to the head. She was hospitalized after the fight.
Rousey, 28, released a statement Sunday after her shocking loss, which tarnished her undefeated record. “I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about 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,” she wrote on her official Instagram page. The message garnered nearly 7,000 shares and 18,000 favorites from her 2 million Twitter followers.
Just posted a photo https://t.co/DVuvFGj27Y
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) November 16, 2015
Since then, she has not spoken out. Rousey returned to Los Angeles from Australia with her head down after her loss, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton noted. The fighter has been trolled on social media and even gained the sympathy of boxer Floyd Mayweather, with whom she has verbally sparred in the past.
"I've never been on the other side, so I don't know how it feels. I'm pretty sure she's a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings,” he told FightHype.com Monday. “People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it's nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don't think is cool.”
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