Defeated Ronda Rousey: 'I'll be back'

Associated Press

In the wake of her UFC defeat to Holly Holm Sunday, Ronda Rousey announced via social media she plans to take some time off but vowed to return to the ring.

Rousey left the stadium to receive treatment for concussion and facial cuts at a nearby hospital Sunday after she was knocked out by Holm in the second round in their bantamweight bout Sunday. Her first public comments were in a social media post on Monday in Australia where the fight took place.

Ronda Rousey is treated by a medical staff member after being knocked out by Holly Holm in their UFC 193 bantamweight title fight in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday.

"I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. 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," a post on Rousey's Instagram account said.

Her trainer, Mick Dolce, told reporters on Monday that Rousey would bounce back from defeat.

"Ronda has lost before, she lost at the Olympic games," Dolce said. "That was a great test for her, and look at how she came back, she came back a multi-time world champion."

Dolce said Rousey's hospital stay was precautionary and tests had ruled out concussion.

"She was transported (to hospital) because she got knocked out," UFC chief Dana White said in the wake of the bout. "She's completely bummed out and depressed."