Ronda Rousey says Holly Holm rematch may be her last fight

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Ronda Rousey said she will “be done with everything” if she loses an anticipated (but not yet scheduled) rematch with Holly Holm, who knocked out Rousey on Nov. 15, according to ESPN The Magazine.

“I guess it’s all going to be determined by what happens in the rematch,” the 2008 Olympic judo bronze medalist Rousey said, according to the report. “Everything is going to be determined by that. Either I’ll win and keep going or I won’t and I’ll be done with everything.”

Rousey, 28, suffered her first mixed martial arts defeat in the UFC 193 bout with Holm in Melbourne. She switched to MMA from judo after the Beijing 2008 Olympics and debuted in her new sport in 2010.

“I always think I can lose all of them,” Rousey said of her MMA fights, according to the report. “I’m the only one that’s scared when I walk in there. I’m always [expletive] scared.”

The report compared the Holm loss to Rousey’s defeat at the 2008 Olympics, calling them her “lowest moments.” She took it hard over Thanksgiving week.

“I kind of just slept a lot and ate fast food,” Rousey said, according to the report. “First I was so sick I couldn’t eat anything. Then I just slept and pooped in the woods. I used a whole roll of toilet paper in one day.

“Physically, my body was refusing its own failures. It was, like, sick of itself. Expelling itself. Like all the skin came off my face. My whole body flushed it out.”

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Remco Evenepoel fractures pelvis in crash over bridge wall into ravine

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Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel fractured his pelvis crashing his bike and flipping over a bridge wall into a ravine at the Tour of Lombardy in Italy on Saturday.

Video showed Evenepoel, the 20-year-old world time trial silver medalist, being put in an ambulance on a stretcher minutes after the crash.

His team, Deceuninck-QuickStep, reported he remained conscious while being put on a stretcher, into an ambulance and taken to a hospital. He also suffered a right lung contusion.

In 2019, Evenepoel became the youngest-ever male podium finisher in a senior world road cycling championships event, according to Gracenote. In 2018, he swept the junior road race and time trial world titles.

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Noah Lyles raises black-gloved fist, wins 200m in Monaco

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Noah Lyles said he had plans going forward to make statements, beyond his rapid sprint times. He did that in Monaco on Friday.

Lyles raised a black, fingerless-gloved right fist before getting into the blocks to win a 200m in his first international race of the season, conjuring memories of the famous 1968 Olympic podium gesture.

He clocked 19.76 seconds, leading a one-two with younger brother Josephus. Full results are here.

“As athletes it’s hard to show that you love your country and also say that change is needed,” was posted on Lyles’ Instagram, along with hashtags including #blacklivesmatter. “This is my way of saying this country is great but it can be better.”

Lyles, the world 200m champion, also paid respect to 1968 Olympic 200m gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos three hours before the race.

He tweeted an iconic image of Smith and Carlos raising their single black-gloved fists on the medal stand at the Mexico City Games. Thirteen minutes earlier, Lyles posted an Instagram Story image of his socks for the meet — plain, dark colored.

Smith and Carlos wore black socks without shoes on the podium to signify endemic poverty back in the U.S. at the time.

Lyles is known for his socks, often posting images of colorful pairs he wears before races, themes including Speed Racer, R2-D2 and Sonic the Hedgehog.

“We are at the point where you can’t do nothing anymore,” Lyles said Wednesday. “There aren’t any rules set out. You’re kind of just pushing the boundary as far as you can go. Some people have said, even if there were rules, they’re willing to go farther than that.”

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