Ronda Rousey destroyed Alexis Davis in the Women's Bantamweight UFC title battle on Saturday at UFC 175. Her performance was impressive because of its swift nature, with the irrepressible Rousey defeating Davis in only 16 seconds.
It was her most dominate display in a UFC ring since she became a fighter after quitting judo. One quality move and Davis was on the floor, before Ronda Rousey proceeded to beat her to a pulp with a flurry of punches to the head.
But these punches took their toll more on Ronda Rousey than they did Alexis Davis. It's quite ironic that arguably the most impressive performance by Rousey in a UFC ring has led to her being suspended until January 2, 2015.
When we say 'suspended,' this is the official terminology that the UFC use to describe a fighter that has been injured and is not allowed to participate for the rest of the calendar year.
At this current stage, the only chance Ronda Rousey has of fighting in the UFC this year is if she receives clearance by a doctor.
The actually injury that the Women's Bantamweight Champion sustained was a hand injury. While beating on Davis, Rousey popped a cyst on her knuckle. The injury required nine stitches to close, and it adds to the problems that the fighter already has.
It was unlikely that Ronda Rousey was going to fight in UFC 176 because of a previous knee issue that needs sorting out. That didn't stop the post-match talk of her fighting in August, which UFC boss Dana White was incredibly frustrated about. See the video below for the 16-second knockout by Rousey.
Ronda Rousey will need surgery on her knee injury, so when you combine the two there's no wonder the UFC has medically suspended her for the rest of the 2014 UFC calendar.
Only an orthopaedic doctor can clear her before that time, so it's highly unlikely that we will see the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion destroying any other fighters in such a short period of time again this year.
But her long awaited return next year will definitely be something for UFC fans to feast their eyes on.
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