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Dana White denies reports of broken jaw for defeated champ Ronda Rousey

Published 16/11/2015 | 12:03

Holly Holm of the US (R) lands a kick to the neck to knock out compatriot Ronda Rousey and win the UFC title fight in Melbourne on November 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Paul CROCKPAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images
Holly Holm of the US (R) lands a kick to the neck to knock out compatriot Ronda Rousey and win the UFC title fight in Melbourne on November 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Paul CROCKPAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images

UFC boss Dana White has denied the rumours that former Bantamweight champion 'Rowdy Ronda Rousey' sustained a broken jaw during her loss to 'the Preacher's Daughter' Holly Holm on Saturday night.

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White responded to fan queries on Twitter and put paid to the rumours circling in the media, writing "her jaw is fine" and adding that there was "no" truth to the reports.

One fan asked "are the reports of Ronda having a broken jaw legit?", to which he responded "no".

He reiterated his previous statement in relation to Ronda's condition, responding to another fan that "she's good, just had to get some stitches in her lip".

It had been reported worldwide that Rousey's jaw was broken 'in three places' after the streak-ending kick from world champion boxer Holm, after a relatively unknown website claimed to be quoting Dana White.

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As the rumours swirled online, it was reported that Rousey could be out for 'up to a year' and have her jaw wired shut for two months.

However, Rousey had previously spoken out about "disappearing for a while" following UFC 193 to focus on other commitments. She has a film role scheduled to shoot in the spring and was recently announced as the cover star for EA Sport's UFC 2.

Rousey broke her silence last night on Instagram, thanking her fans for the support and writing "as I said before, I'll take some time but I'll be back".

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