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Ronda Rousey Injured Her Hand & Announced She Will Need Knee Surgery

Andrew Ravens

Ronda Rousey

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey earned a quick and very effective win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on Saturday night. She beat Davis in 16 seconds, which is very amazing.

“It turns out that from the last two camps for UFC 168 and 170 I kept ripping my knuckle open, and just covering it up and hitting on it still, all I did was make sure it didn’t get infected. I guess I ended up developing a cyst under my knuckle. After the McMann fight, I should have taken it more seriously and gone in to the doctor and had it taken out,” she said during the UFC 175 post-fight press conference.

Ronda Rousey (10-0) Has two knockout, eight submissions and is undefeated. In her last five fights, she has beaten the top talent that the division offers.

“This has kind of been a whole life thing. I tore my ACL when I was 16. When I was doing judo, I was getting knee surgery pretty much every two years. And then when I started doing MMA, it actually healed a lot, and it hadn’t really been giving me too much trouble.”

“I just kind of kept dismissing it, and I ended up ripping it open with that first overhand right, and I just ended up getting nine stitches in my hand. Hopefully the cyst is actually gone, but I have to go to the doctor to get it checked out and make sure.”

Rousey beat Miesha Tate via Armbar at Strikeforce – Tate vs. Rousey on Mar / 03 / 2012 and then Sarah Kaufman via Armbar at Strikeforce – Rousey vs. Kaufman on Aug / 18 / 2012.

“With the knee surgery, it’s just something that’s more maintenance that I need to do. So it’s not really a major knee surgery at all. It’s just a scope. I literally walk out of there and (should) be 100-percent in two weeks after that one.”

Rousey made her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche, which she won via Armbar at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013.

“When I did the Miesha (Tate) and (Sara) McMann fights back to back, I had put so much wear on it from not resting in between. With McMann, I had to do so much wrestling that my knee started to really act up. I rested after that and it started feeling better. I knew I had to get surgery, but it wasn’t really imminent. My knee is really stable. All the ligaments are fine, there’s just stuff floating around in there,” said the women’s bantamweight titleholder.

Rousey followed it up with a win over Miesha Tate via Armbar at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 on Dec / 28 / 2013 and then in her next fight she beat Sara McMann Via TKO at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.

“It’s just one of those things that it’s annoying,” she said. “It’s something that I need to take care of. I can’t put it off forever, and I’d rather do it now instead of risking it getting worse.”

Ronda will be taking time off after UFC 175 to recover.

Here is the Play-by-play from this fight.

Rousey with a few jabs, they exchange right off the bat. Rousey wiht a big right, hip toss and then ground and pound which ends the fight! Davis is so out of it, she is trying to fight the referee!

Result: Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:16

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