UFC star Ronda Rousey has re-emerged after being knocked out in an Australian battle against rival Holly Holm – but it wasn’t in the ring.
Rousey was this weekend’s guest host of hit US TV show Saturday Night Live (SNL).
In the show’s regular monologue, she congratulated Holm on the contest and reassured fans that she did not sustain brain damage from the November 2015 fight.
“I’m so excited to be here, because it’s actually the first time I’ll be live on television without getting punched in the face,” Rousey told the audience, and the show’s fans worldwide.
“This is the first time I’ll be talking to my fans since my loss to Holly Holm in November, which by the way was a fight that Holly deserved to win and I just wanted to take a minute to sincerely congratulate her.”
She said that she hadn’t sustained brain damage from the clash, and joked that it wouldn’t matter because the show was run with cue cards.
The camera panned to the cue card holder, which read: ‘Your name is Ronda Rousey’.
The monologue continued in rounds just like an MMA fight, complete with a ‘coach’ to guide her through it.
She was then joined on the stage by actress Selena Gomez, to perform a song into the ad break, and was announced the ‘winner’ of the monologue.