Less than 24 hours ago, Amanda Nunes made quick work of former champion Ronda Rousey by scoring a knockout in 48 seconds in UFC 207. Rousey is now breaking her silence following the embarrassing loss. Friday’s fight was supposed to be a comeback fight, but the moment and Nunes was too overwhelming for the former unbeaten champion. Take a look at Rousey’s statement that was released to ESPN below.
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.
Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”