he last image of Ronda Rousey inside the Octagon is a hazy one. Stunned and confused after suffering her first loss - a knockout at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015 - Rousey lost her title and her unblemished record all with one big left kick.
It's almost as if the MMA world has been in a malaise ever since.
"I got clipped in the first exchange and was knocked out on my feet," Rousey told Ellen Degeneres in February. "I had no perception. I almost felt like I couldn't see. I could see but I couldn't tell how far my hand was from my face or how far she was from me. I was swinging blindly. I knew she was out there but I really don't remember most of it."
The UFC bantamweight division without Rousey seemed incomplete.
Now, all the pieces are back together following the announcement that Rousey is returning, hoping to regain her championship when she faces current title holder Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30.
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