Did Ronda Rousey Predict Her Own Defeat to Holly Holm?
By Jackie Willis
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Ronda Rousey seemed to know how Holly Holm would defeat her a month before they hit the ring in Melbourne, Australia.
During her October appearance on The Tonight Show, Rousey chatted with host Jimmy Fallon about her opponent. While she was confident that she would beat Holm at the time, she also predicted her own take down.
"She's undefeated and an amazing athlete and I think the biggest threat, definitely, to me, especially on paper and stylistically," Rousey said. "She's the type of fighter that you have to be very, very patient with."
Rousey's 12-match winning streak came to an end on Sunday when she got knocked out by Holm. "I feel like she's gonna try and like, keep distance and keep far away from me and get me frustrated until a point I'll make a mistake," the 28-year-old fighter predicted, "and she can try and kick me in the head."
As it just so happens, a "kick in the head" is exactly what took down Rousey, who was briefly unconscious. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution and the match was called after 59 seconds in round two.
After her defeat, Rousey thanked her fans on Instagram. "I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support," she wrote. "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."