Ronda Rousey made her return at UFC 207 after suffering one of the biggest upset losses in UFC history to Holly Holm at UFC 193. After a year away she returned to face the current UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes in the main event at UFC 207.
Ronda Rousey lost the bout, 48 seconds into the first round by devastating TKO. Rousey recently made her first statement to ESPN since her come back loss, stating:
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.
Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”