The Rowdy one has broken her silence.

In a sit down interview with ESPN the Magazine, the recently dethroned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke for the first time since dropping her belt in November. People Magazine provided a sneak peak of the conversatin, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on Tuesday

Rousey (12-1) revealed she was “really f*cking sad” in the interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne (transcribed by People) following her vicious headkick knockout loss to reigning champion Holly Holm at UFC 193 last month.

As far as when she’s planning on making her comeback, the Olympic Judokan revealed she was still recovering physically from Holm’s shin slapping across her jaw.

“It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact,” said Rousey.

This may put a damper on UFC President Dana White’s plans for an immediate rematch with Holm later this year.

The former champion had expressed her desire for time off so this time away from the limelight might be just what Rousey was looking for in the first place.

Prior to her setback against Holm (10-0), Rousey walked away with a blistering 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia at UFC 190. This marked her third straight sub-minute victory as following her 14-second submission win over Cat Zingano and  a 16 second knockout over Alexis Davis.

“Maybe I can’t do it all before my prime, before my body is done,” Rousey said. “But f*ck it, maybe I can.”

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