Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey back in training

BACK AT IT. Ronda Rousey (L) was last seen in the ring during her first career loss. File photo by Paul Crock/AFP

BACK AT IT. Ronda Rousey (L) was last seen in the ring during her first career loss.

File photo by Paul Crock/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – After suffering an excruciating defeat at the hands of Holly Holm this past November, Ronda Rousey is back in training and has been seen throwing punches with head trainer Edmond Tarverdyan.

Celebrity news website TMZ posted photos of Rousey wearing a patterned black leggings, a cut-off black T-shirt, and a white boxing gloves at the Glendale Fighting Club.

The 29-year-old native of Santa Monica, California was also seen throwing combinations at a red punching bag and working on the mitts with Tarverdyan.

Holm dethroned Rousey for the women’s bantamweight title by knocking out the previously-unbeaten fighter with a left head kick and polished her off with follow-up shots on the ground to compel referee Herb Dean to intervene at the 0:59 mark of round two.

Due to the painful setback, Rousey was given a mandatory 6-month medical suspension.

According to UFC president Dana White, Rousey is expected to return inside the Octagon in November of this year as she is now preoccupied and focused on her acting career.

Rousey landed a role in the “Road House” remake as well as “Mile 22” alongside veteran actor Mark Wahlberg.

On the other hand, Holm will make her first title defense versus Miesha Tate in the co-headliner of UFC 196 on March 6 (March 5 in US).

White revealed that the former bantamweight queen will likely face the winner of the aforementioned championship clash. – Rappler.com