Ever since her shock defeat at the hands of Holly Holm back in November 2015, Ronda Rousey has kept a pretty low profile.
The 28-year-old, now the UFC's former women's bantamweight champion, has been conspicuous by her absence as she recovered from what was a brutal K.O. defeat at UFC 193 - leaving the rest of the world to discuss what went down in Melbourne, Australia.
Rousey made a high-profile return to the public domain this weekend, however, as she hosted Saturday Night Live. And she used her opening monologue to comment on the woman who handed out her first ever UFC defeat.
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Usually, athletes hosting NBC's comedy sketch show start off with a couple of jokes, for Rousey though she wanted to congratulate Holly Holm for her impressive victory:
Prior to losing to Holm, Rousey wasn't shy in proclaiming her superiority but, with one brutal head kick in round two of their fight, Holm was able to beat the odds and come away with victory.
So even if it has taken over two months for Rousey to speak publicly on the fight, it is good to see that she isn't above giving her opponent the credit she deserves for what was undoubtedly one of 2015's biggest sporting upsets.
One thing Rousey's SNL performance does prove, though, is that she is still a huge draw even without her UFC title. In taking on the hosting duties, she became only the third-ever woman to be handed the role in the show's history.
UFC fans: Will Rousey win back her title as the UFC's top female fighter? Have your say in the comments below...
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