Ronda Rousey will take a break and promises to return to the Octagon after taking a surprising defeat, making it the first official loss in her Ultimate Fighting Championship career from an unexpected finish by Holly Holm. After winning all of her 12 previous fights, her first loss in the Octagon gave her a decision to take a breather and rest for a while.
?I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I?m fine,? Rousey said in her Instagram account. ?As I had mentioned before, I?m going to take a little bit of time, but I?ll be back.?
Floyd Mayweather on Rousey?s loss
Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather came to Ronda Rousey?s aid and defended her after all the ?verbal sparring? they have been through. ?I don?t think it?s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media,? Mayweather told Fight Hype in an interview. ?Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sundaymorning, it?s nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don?t think is cool.?
?I?ve never been on the other side, so I don?t know how it feels. I?m pretty sure she?s a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings,? he said about his reaction to Rousey?s loss.
?I think she needs some time off to regroup and refocus. I think they?re rushing her. They need to build Ronda Rousey back up, her confidence back up, even though I think she?s probably still confident,? he added ?Let Holly fight, defend the title a few times, and build it. That?s what I would do? slowly build it up. It?s all about timing.?
Holly Holm rematch
On the other hand, Holm has no problems if Rousey wants a rematch to bring back her crown. ?I think a rematch makes sense for sure,? she said. ?I?ve been on a losing side of a fight and I wanted the rematch; I wanted to avenge my loss. With a champion like Ronda who has gone out of her way, above and beyond to do great things, absolutely she deserves a rematch.?
Rousey planned in fighting on the UFC 200 card in Las Vegas on July 9 next year, but UFC president Dana White wasn?t in a hurry to talk about her future after such a surprising loss. ?The last thing a fighter wants to do is talk about a fight when they lose,? White said. ?There was not a lot of talking.?