Ronda Rousey Got So Beat Up She Can't Fight For Six Months

The former bantamweight champion understandably needs time to recover.

After Holly Holm knocked her out at UFC 193 on Saturday, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be out of action for six months.

On Tuesday, UFC released a full list of fighters who've been issued medical suspensions in the wake of UFC 193. Rousey will be held out of the octagon for 180 days, although she could be cleared to compete earlier if a CT scan reveals she hasn't sustained head damage. As part of her suspension, she's not allowed to fight for 60 days, or even have training contact for 45. 

Rousey briefly lost consciousness 59 seconds into the second round of her championship bout after a leg-kick to the head -- a move she predicted could happen during a "The Tonight Show" appearance in September.

UFC decided to publicly release the terms of Rousey's suspension because her fight happened in Melbourne, Australia, which is outside the jurisdiction of the state athletic commissions which typically, and privately, handle medical suspensions. 

Rousey stated she was "fine" in a post-fight Instagram post and vowed to be back after taking "a little time" away from the sport to recover. Upon arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, however, Rousey hid her face from onrushing cameras, unwilling to reveal any facial damage or speak about her loss.  

Expect to see Rousey back at it by winter or spring 2016.


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