Ronda Rousey's undefeated run ended on Saturday night (Sunday morning in some states) when Holly Holm claimed the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship with a second-round KO. After landing several punches, Holm buried the now-former champ with a kick to the neck.
ICYMI: In the biggest upset in UFC history, Holly Holm knocks out Ronda Rousey in the second round. https://t.co/47h0sVPzF5
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 15, 2015
Rousey won her previous three fights in a cumulative of 1:04. The mega-celebrity's loss to Holm was a shock to many people who thought "Rowdy" Rousey was the most dominant figure in the sport. Murmurs were made of Rousey shifting to boxing or even fighting males.
Rousey planned on taking a hiatus from fighting following her matchup with Holm. She is still taking that break, but on Monday morning, she announced that she is not disappearing forever. In Terminator form, she says on Instagram, "I'll be back."
While Rousey waits for her next fight, she'll have a lot to think about. One clip she may watch a lot is her appearance on The Tonight Show in early October.
Said Rousey to Fallon: "She's undefeated and an amazing athlete. The biggest threat yet to me. ... She's the type of fighter that you have to be very, very patient with. She's the type of athlete that's gonna keep distance ... and get me frustrated, to the point that I'll make a mistake and she'll try to kick me in the head."
And that's exactly what happened.
On top of that, Rousey has to look at this savage Instagram post by 50 Cent influenced by Floyd Mayweather, Jr.:
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Ronda Rousey's story just turned from that of dominance to that of an underdog.