Ronda Rousey has finally broken her silence in the media for the first time since her knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in an interview with ESPN The Magazine in their latest issue.
Rousey appears on the cover of the magazine which hits stores tomorrow alongside the description, “Rousey on her year of redefining what it means to be a female athlete – in victory and defeat.”
During the interview she reveals the extent of the damage she suffered as a result of the head kick finish, with dissolvable stitches remaining in her lip, while several of her teeth are still loose as a result of the impact.
“It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact,” Rousey says according to People Magazine.
If so that means it’s now looking increasingly unlikely that Rousey will be back in time to rematch Holm at UFC 200 on July 16th, a little over seven months away.
Nonetheless, by the sounds of things Rousey still has every intention of trying to conquer the world when she does eventually return to action.
“Maybe I can’t do it all before my prime, before my body is done,” Rousey muses, “But f— it, maybe I can.”
So far no other details about tomorrow’s interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne have been released, but Rousey is expected to reflect on the highs and lows of what’s been a whirlwind year in the life of the 28 year-old.
Check out the cover of the issue in the Twitter link below.
— ESPN (@espn) December 7, 2015