Ronda Rousey was rushed to a hospital in Melbourne, Australia, after getting knocked out by Holly Holm last night. Rousey lost her UFC bantamweight championship after six successful title defenses. Rousey refused to touch Holm’s gloves prior to the fight, seen by many as a sign of disrespect.
A few minutes later, Rousey was knocked out and humbled by the former professional world boxing champion. Holm (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) knocked out Rousey (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in Round 2 of the UFC 193 main event, only becoming second bantamweight champion in the company’s history.
“She (Rousey) was transported (to a hospital) because she got knocked out,” UFC President Dana White said after the fight. “Then her lip was split in half, so they had to sew her lip.”
White said Rousey was “completely bummed out” after the two talked post-fight which broke a live attendance record of 56,214 and did live gate revenue of $9.53 million Australian dollars ($6.8 million US).
Soon after the fight, many of Rousey’s former defeated opponents mocked her on Twitter.
Miesha Tate, who has lost twice to Rousey, said to a packed bar after the fight, “You just got beat, b****,” before taking to Twitter to congratulate new champ Holm. Tate said, “Nobody has the right to beat you? Well you just got beat, b****. Anyways, I’m proud of Holly. She had a perfect, flawless game plan. She came in with it tonight and now she is the champion. I look forward to that fight, because I think that I’m next in line.”
Cris “Cyborg” Santos, the woman many thought would beat Rousey, called Rousey out on her now famous “do nothing b****” catchphrase. “I don’t understand why you would decide to be a #DNB when you’re getting kicked in the head,” she posted on Twitter after the fight.
It’s clear that Rousey has made a lot of enemies en route to her status as the most dominant women’s fighter in the world. Rousey is likely to get her rematch against Holm in the near future. “A rematch is what a lot of people want to see,” White told Fox Sports 1 after the fight. “Obviously . . . biggest upset ever. When you look at how Ronda is revered — baddest woman on the planet — definitely.”
Holm welcomed the opportunity to fight Rousey again. “Rematch makes sense for sure,” Holm said after her historic victory. “I don’t look at this belt and think ‘I’ve made it’. I’ve been on the losing side before and wanted to avenge my loss. A rematch is kind of an unspoken common sense to me.”
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