Ronda Rousey says it may take six months to completely recover from the injuries she sustained in her Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title defeat by Holly Holm in November.
Holm, 34, ended her fellow American’s unbeaten 12-fight streak with a second-round knockout in Melbourne.
“It may be 3 to six months ahead of I can eat an apple, let alone take an effect,” Rousey, 28, told ESPN.
The Expendables 3 star added she was hoping to reclaim her title.
“Possibly I can not do it all prior to my prime, before my physique is done, but perhaps I can,” added Rousey, who is set to appear in a remake of 1980s film Road Residence.
On Sunday, Holm had a day named after her, at a parade in her native Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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