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Returning to the limelife following her shocking defeat, Ronda Rousey maintained her fighting spirit as she made her debut hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Rousey’s stint marked her first TV appearance since she lost UFC 193 and the Women’s Bantamweight championship title to Holly Holm, 34, in November. During her monologue on SNL, Rousey gave kudos to her opponent…sort of, saying Holm “deserved to win” the fight.
“And I just wanted to take a minute to sincerely congratulate her,” she added, drawing applause. “And all those who are worried I’m not ready to host the show because I like, have brain damage, relax. I’m good. Besides, everything I need is on cue cards.”
The 28-year-old’s monologue then turned into a mock fight, with cast member Kenan Thompson, 37, playing her coach.
Rousey then joined the other stars as they played backup dancers to musical guest Selena Gomez, 23, who performed part of her hit “Come & Get It.”
The singer later sang “Good for You,” “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself.”