Ronda Rousey has admitted that she is "really f***ing sad" after losing her bantamweight title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Melbourne on November 15.
Rousey went into the fight as the overwhelming favourite, but was stunned in the second round and handed her first lost when Holm knocked her out with a head kick and follow-up punches.
Following the fight, Rousey was taken to a local hospital where a plastic surgeon was required to sew her split lip shut.
Rousey is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, and she revealed that it may take her three to six months to start eating regular food.
"It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact," Rousey told ESPN in an interview, which was published by People Magazine.
In the aftermath of the fight, there was mounting speculation that Holm had broken her jaw, and Rousey claimed that a few of her teeth had been dislodged as a result of the head kick.
But, while Rousey is expected to get a rematch against Holm, she has other commitments coming up in 2016, including film projects, which will see her star in the remake of the Patrick Swayze movie "Road House" and "Mile 22", where she will act alongside Mark Wahlberg.
"Maybe I can't do it all before my prime, before my body is done," Rousey said when asked if she would be able to handle everything. "But f–k it, maybe I can."
Rousey also made it clear that she has no regrets for the comments she made in the lead-up to her fight against Holm and her failure to touch gloves prior to the fight, even though it led to numerous celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and US presidential candidate Donald Trump, lashing out at her after her shocking loss.
"Most people get scared away from having an opinion," Rousey said. "It's not so much my opinions everybody relates to, it's that I don't care about being punished for it."