On the heels of her stunning loss to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey has been placed on a 6-month medical suspension pending a head CT scan.

Rousey will not be allowed to fight in the UFC again until mid-2016.


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In light of her stunning, lopsided loss to Holly Holm, the promotion has placed the former undefeated champion on a six-month medical suspension stemming from a concern over the possibility of a head injury. Rousey, who suffered the first loss of her glittering UFC career when Holm knocked her out with a devastating head kick – and a flurry of punches – in the second round of Saturday’s fight, will be suspended for 180 days, unless a head CT scan reveals no damage. Additionally, the 28-year-old has been informed that she is not to have contact for 45 days, and cannot fight inside the next 60 days, according to a full list of medical suspensions released to MixedMartialArts.com. h/t thescore

Such bans are typically handled by the state athletic commission, but, as Elias Cepeda of FOX Sports outlines, the absence of an athletic commission for Saturday’s event in Australia led the UFC to issue the suspensions itself.

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