Ronda Rousey may have been defeated by Holly Holm, ruining her unblemished record and bringing her spirits down a bit. But does that mean she can't fight her way back into the ranks of a champion? Not at all.
She did admit "I'm really fucking sad", though. And for good reason. She was ridiculed by haters, but she also endured very real physical pain. In an interview with ESPN the Magazine, she stated...
"It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact."
She sounded optimistic, though, at her home in Venice, CA (ironically, right around the corner from our Moviepilot offices!).
"Maybe I can't do it all before my prime, before my body is done. But f--- it, maybe I can."
She's had haters, high-profile and low, who've said all sorts of unsolicited bullshit about her. She's had to deal with anonymous Facebook hate as well... but this comment on UFC's show Embedded is perfect:
"I think it's hilarious if people say that my body looks masculine. I'm just like, 'Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f---ing millionaires doesn't mean it's masculine.' I think it's femininely badass as f--- because there's not a single muscle on my body that isn't for a purpose. Because I'm not a do-nothing bitch. It's not very eloquently said, but it's to the point. And maybe that's just what I am. I'm not that eloquent, but I'm to the point."
Sadly, this was the result of the last fight and it's difficult to explain one's way out of the fact that she got beat.
She keeps it real, though. Some people don't like that.
"Most people get scared away from having an opinion," Rousey says. "It's not so much my opinions everybody relates to, it's that I don't care about being punished for it."
I think once she gets back in the Octagon and destroys somebody, she'll finally feel vindicated. Until then, the hate will keep pouring in...