Ronda Rousey on Her UFC 207 Loss: 'I Need to Take Some Time to Reflect and Think About the Future'

Is this the end of Ronda Rousey, the MMA fighter?

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Ronda Rousey is coming to grips with her shocking comeback fight loss to Amanda Nunes on Friday night at UFC 207. The shock isn't that she lost, being that she revealed to have quite a bit of rust after taking well over a year off following her previous loss to Holly Holm in November 2015. Rather, it was the way she lost in a mere 48 seconds from Nunes' fists of fury that Rousey had to be saved by the referee to cease the slaughter.

Rousey broke her silence on Saturday night about what this loss means for her career. Like her previous loss to Holm, the 29-year-old former women's bantamweight UFC champion released the statement via ESPN about taking some time off to decide where she will go from here.

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.

Is this is end of Ronda Rousey, the MMA fighter? Will she follow up on Amanda Nunes' suggestion to retire? We won't know for a long time. But at least she's got $3 million from her lucrative loss to ponder her future.

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