ronda-rousey-ufc-175

Ronda Rousey put on her most dominant performance yet – and that might be saying something – against Alexis Davis this past Saturday night.

Unfortunately for Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), that performance came at a cost. In addition to bursting a cyst on her right hand that required nine post-fight stitches, and a planned minor knee surgery that she revealed after the fight with Davis (16-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Rousey can add broken hand to her list of ailments.

That news comes from UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, who told Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole of the injury on Tuesday night, the same night he went on “FOX Sports Live” to explain the promotion’s decision to cancel next month’s UFC 176 pay-per-view in Los Angeles.

Almost as soon as word was out a week ago that UFC 176 headliner Jose Aldo was out with a neck injury, rumors began to swirl that a quick win by Rousey against Davis in the UFC 175 co-main event could see her turn right around to headline UFC 176 a month later.

Rousey herself said she’d be willing to step up to save the card, and currently sidelined previous No. 1 contender Cat Zingano told MMAjunkie Radio that she’d be able to make the turnaround if the UFC asked her to do so.

Rousey even was put on the spot by UFC analyst Joe Rogan in the cage after her 16-second TKO win over Davis, in part thanks to producers asking him during his interview with Rousey to grill her on whether she’d take the main event at UFC 176 – which upset UFC President Dana White, who may have known already that Rousey wasn’t going to be an option, and that the event was almost certainly going to be canceled.

Now with the impending knee surgery, stitches in her hand, and that same hand broken after she punched Davis in the face once on the feet, slammed her to the canvas and punched her 10 more times in the head to get the quick finish, Rousey’s return time table is up in the air.

Rousey herself has not yet commented publicly about the broken hand.

For complete coverage of UFC 175, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

After shutout of Henderson, Coker thinks Bellator's Andrey Koreshkov is in 170's top 3

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

After his dominant title defense over former UFC champ Benson Henderson this past Friday, Andrey Koreshkov’s stock took a major upswing.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

UFC 197 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

He's back. Jon Jones returned at UFC 197 in dominant fashion against Ovince Saint Preux. The lopsided decision victory netted him the interim UFC light heavyweight championship, but that is a consola read news >>

Emotional Travis Browne Says He and Ronda Rousey Saved Each Other Amidst Dark Times (Video)

  • 28 days ago
  • 38 views

Travis Browne talked about some tough times, defending himself against false accusations, and how he and Ronda Rousey helped each other through murky waters. read news >>

Ronda Rousey: ‘I Need to Come Back, and I Need to Win’ (Video)

  • 27 days ago
  • 21 views

Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is determined to return better than ever and recapture her status as the queen of the 135-pound division. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Reportedly Agrees to 3-Movie Deal with Lifetime Network

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey reportedly reached an agreement with the Lifetime Network on a three-picture movie deal with a focus on empowerment projects. Denise Petski of Deadline first reported the n read news >>

UFC Rotterdam Free Fight: Andrei Arlovski Knocks Out Ian Freeman

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

Go old school and watch Andrei Arlovski put on a dominant performance against Ian Freeman ... at UFC 40! read news >>

#ThrowbackThursday: Remember When Steven Seagal was a Thing in MMA?

  • 26 days ago
  • 66 views

Remember when Steven Seagal didn't Ronda Rousey from Adam, but wanted to train Daniel Cormier? read news >>

Travis Browne: Media let me down during domestic abuse allegations (Yahoo Sports)

  • 26 days ago
  • 26 views

From Yahoo Sports: Ronda Rousey's boyfriend became emotional and fought back tears on multiple occasions in discussing the claims made by his ex-wife. read news >>

Travis Browne: Media let me down during domestic abuse allegations (Yahoo Sports)

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

From Yahoo Sports: Ronda Rousey's boyfriend became emotional and fought back tears on multiple occasions in discussing the claims made by his ex-wife. read news >>

Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey Are Responsible for the UFC's Resurgence

  • 26 days ago
  • 31 views

Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are the UFC's two marquee attractions. Pay-per-view is a star-driven business, and nobody else on the UFC's roster comes close to matching the profile McGregor and Rou read news >>