Ronda Rousey’s finally out of hiding — and even has a smile on her face.
The 28-year-old mixed martial artist and former UFC bantamweight champion who was defeated in devastating fashion on Nov. 14 by Holly Holm at UFC 193 resurfaced in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving in her first public sighting since Nov. 17.
Rousey was joined by an unidentified young girl.
Following the knockout defeat in the second round, Rousey required plastic surgery to fix her busted lip — a good idea if the crossover star wants to continue pursuing an acting career.
Rousey was issued a medical suspension by the UFC for 180 days, unless she presents a head CT that reveals no damage. She can’t fight again for 60 days and must avoid fighting contact or training for 45 days.
Regardless, she intends to return to the ring in due time.
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,” Rousey wrote on Instagram last week. “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.”