Ronda Rousey exited the cage without being interviewed following her surprise UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm Saturday night. The former champion also was absent from the post-fight press conference, as she was transported to a local hospital.
Rousey made a post on Instagram Sunday evening, commenting for the first time since losing her championship. Rousey put a kibosh on any retirement rumors, but said that she’s fine and will return.
“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,” the post said.
Many had speculated that Rousey would be a part of a huge fight at UFC 200 in July, whether it be against longtime foe Cris “Cyborg” Justino, or her new rival in Holly Holm. Dana White noted that plans had changed due to the fact that Rousey lost.
As Rousey mentioned, she was always expected to take time away from the cage following this fight. She’s set to film a movie in the spring, which also puts her WrestleMania status in question.
You can see Rousey’s Instagram post below. You can also check out the Wrestling Inc Podcast above, where we go in-depth about Rousey’s fight with Holly Holm.