When Ronda Rousey suffered a head kick KO loss against Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November last year it left her with loose teeth which restricted both her ability to eat properly, and to spar in the gym.

“It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact,” Rousey told ESPN back in January.

Well, the good news is that the former UFC woman’s bantamweight champion’s teeth are finally stable enough that she can eat apple’s to her heart’s content.

Rousey revealed the news on Twitter, posting a video taking a bite out of an apple, then admitting, “I’m pretty happy about this.”

While it might not seem like a big deal at first glance it’s an important milestone in Rousey’s comeback and means she’s now one significant step closer to returning to the Octagon.

At this stage the word is that she’s targeting a return in either October or November, though some fans are still holding out hope that she might be talked into fighting at the Enormous UFC 200 extravaganza in July.

As for a potential opponent, it seems that new bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is the most likely option in what would be a third meeting between the two (Rousey won the first two by armbar), though it’s possible that ‘Rowdy’ may still be eager to avenge her loss to Holm first.

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