One of the greatest upsets in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA) took place on Sunday after Holly Holm destroyed Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia to win the women’s bantamweight title. While it was only Rousey’s first loss in her UFC career, pundits and fight fans are wondering if it is the last of what they will see from “Rowdy.”

Rousey is no longer undefeated, and her loss came in a shocking display from an unexpected fighter. Holm told Fox Sports that a rematch against Rousey certainly “makes sense,” but according to Hollywood Life, Rousey could be heading toward retirement from MMA.

“As much as she wants a rematch, she also has told people that she might retire because the scenario of losing was never thought of at anytime, and she has a lot of other things on her plate to achieve,” an insider told Hollywood Life.

Rousey’s long-time coach Edward Tarverdyan also hinted that the former undisputed champion may consider hanging up her gloves. However, if Rousey decides to return for a rematch, Tarverdyan vowed that the judoka Olympic medalist would comeback “stronger.”

"It's not easy to deal with everything she has been dealing with," Tarverdyan said, reports ESPN. "She needs time to rest, and after she rests, we'll figure out what is best for her career."

Before the match, Rousey admitted that Holm would be her toughest opponent to date, but she likely did not realise how right she was.

Rousey was the all-unstoppable force in the women’s division until Sunday at Etihad Stadium. Unlike any of her previous bouts, she was the aggressor over surprisingly composed Holm, who stuck well with the outlined game plan by her coaches.

Rousey chased Holm in the first round, but the fighter from New Mexico danced around the ring while landing solid punches on Ronda’s face. Holm, a former boxing champion, made Rousey play her strategy, and it was as effective as her calculated moves in the Octagon.

Holm landed the finishing blow 59 seconds into the second round with a solid kick right into Rousey’s neck, to become the first fighter to defeat Rowdy and the one to last longer than the first round.

It may not be the end of Rousey in the Octagon as UFC head honcho Dana White hinted that a rematch would could come July next year at UFC 200, according to a tweet posted by LA Time’s Lance Pugmire. However, Rousey would need some time to recover from the devastating loss at the hands of UFC’s new darling.

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