Ronda Rousey did her best to hide her disappointment as she touched down in the United States following her humiliating defeat at the weekend.The dethroned UFC world champion walked into LAX wearing sunglasses following her flight from Melbourne - using a pillow to cover her face.
|Rousey crashed to the octagon's canvas on Saturday following this kick from Holm|
The stunning blow completed a huge MMA upset by the challenger - ending Rousey's undefeated record and reign as the one of the world's most feared female fighters.
|Ronda Rousey did her best to hide her disappointment as she touched down at LAX following her humiliating knock out in Melbourne on Saturday night|
|The dethroned UFC world champion walked into the terminal wearing sunglasses following her flight from Melbourne and used a pillow to shield her face|
|Boyfriend Travis Browne had his arm around Rousey as the pair walked through the airport following their journey from Australia|
But her bodyguards had to step in and escort her to a limo after curious passengers began approaching her.
Rousey vowed on Monday that she would be back after she was knocked out by Holm in the second round of the UFC 139 bout.
Touted as one of the most best female prizefighters in the world, she was hospitalized after Holm sent her to the floor in the second round.
But the US cult figure assured her supporters she has no serious health concerns and would be back in the octagon before long.
'I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support,' Rousey said in a statement posted on Instagram. '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.'
Her words came as Floyd Mayweather spoke out to defend Rousey against internet trolls.
'I don't think it's cool how everyone is trolling her on social media,' Mayweather told FightHype.
'Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it's nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don't think is cool.'
|Airport staff helped her carry her bags through the terminal as crowds of passengers walked by|
|Her bodyguards had to step in and escort her to a limo after curious passengers began approaching her|
|She holds on to her pillow tight to her face, likely hiding injuries inflicted by challenger Holly Holm on Saturday|
|A member of her security detail reaches his arm so Rousey can get to her waiting car|
'I’ve never been on the other side, so I don’t know how it feels. I’m pretty sure she’s a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings. Everything happens for a reason. This was already written.
'I think that everything is just a learning experience. In due time, she’ll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts.'
There were reports after the fight of a re-match between the newly crowned champion Holm and Rousey.
Rousey's nutritionist and conditioning expert Mike Dolce said he expected her to rebound after her unexpected defeat.
'She will be back, absolutely, she is an amazing athlete,' Dolce told reporters in Sydney.
'Ronda has lost before, she lost at the Olympic Games and I think that was a great test for her and look at how she came back, she came back a multi-time world champion.
'So I will be expecting the same type of rebound after this.'
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