The former UFC women's bantamweight champion sounds like somebody ready to step back into the octagon. Ronda Rousey, appearing with Robin Roberts for an interview at the Women in Action female empowerment meeting in Chicago on Friday, said she wants her belt back. Here's how the interaction went down.
Roberts: Toughest woman alive, video game character, movie star and grace the pages of SI, what have you not done that you want to do?
Rousey: I want to win my belt back.
You can watch the full clip here, including some advice from her mother on how to bounce back from a loss.
"My mom pulled me to the side of the may and said, 'I'm going to tell you what my coach told me. Winning is a [expletive] but revenge is an [expletive].'"
It will obviously be huge whenever it is Rousey is able to step back into the octagon for the UFC.
Rousey has been out of action since losing to Holly Holm last November in Australia, working on movie projects and recovering from the knockout. While she's been away, the women's bantamweight division has been in total flux. Holm lost to Miesha Tate in her first fight after beating Rousey. Then, Tate lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, leading to a fourth changing of hands for the title in the last eight months.
Rousey underwent knee surgery last month and has been hoping to return to action at the end of the year, but president Dana White has said we might not see Rousey back until 2017.