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UFC 193: Ronda Rousey issues first public statement since KO loss to Holly Holm

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After a trip to the hospital, Ronda Rousey has made her first public comments on her knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193.

When Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey with a vicious head kick at UFC 193, there was no post-fight interview with Joe Rogan for Rousey, who walked out of the cage after the official result was announced. She was later transported to a local Melbourne hospital and was unable to attend the press conference. Today, Rousey published a statement on her Instagram page, marking her first public comments on her shockingly lopsided first defeat of her career.

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"I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support," Rousey said. "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."

In the post-fight press conference, Dana White said that an immediate rematch between Rousey and Holm "makes sense", and new women's bantamweight champion Holm concurred.