Ronda Rousey is treated after being defeated by Holly Holm
Ronda Rousey is treated after being defeated by Holly Holm Independent News and Media

Ronda Rousey hit with six-month suspension by the UFC

RONDA Rousey has been medically suspended for up to 180 days following her knock-out defeat by Holly Holm at UFC 193 this weekend.

The 180-day limit is the most severe on the list of suspensions released by the UFC in the wake of the event in Melbourne, Australia.

Rousey was comprehensively beaten by former professional boxer Holm to lose both her UFC unbeaten record and her bantamweight title, after she was knocked out in the second round folowing a jab and then a head kick.

The 28-year-old was taken to hospital after the fight where she was seen by a plastic surgeon regarding the horrific facial injuries she suffered, but after staying overnight it was confirmed that she had not suffered a concussion or any other serious injuries other than a nasty gash to her lip.

Speaking on Monday after losing her bantamweight title during the UFC 193 clash in Melbourne, Rousey said on Instagram: "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."