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Ronda Rousey Assures Fans She’s Not ‘Brain Damaged’ on SNL (watch!)

Ronda Rousey assured fans during her Saturday Night Live monologue that she's not brain damaged following her devastating knockout. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Ronda Rousey assured fans during her Saturday Night Live monologue that she’s not brain damaged following her devastating knockout. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Ronda Rousey, the former MMA women’s Bantamweight champ, was in solid form during her debut monologue on “Saturday Night Live.” She assured fans she wasn’t “brain damaged” by her devastating knock out at the hands, or make that foot, of Australian Holly Holm.

She was just kidding of course, or was she?

Rousey was knocked out cold by a kick that broke her jaw. She was unconscious for several minutes. But she was sharp as a tack during her monologue and looked very natural.

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Maybe, she should hang up fighting. She had a cameo role in the movie version of “Entourage,” and pulled that off pretty well.

And, she had no problem poking fun at herself.

“I’m so excited to be here because it’s first time I’ll be live on television without getting punched in the face,” she joked.

She next congratulated Holm on a fight she “deserved to win.” Holm was only the second fighter to last more than two rounds in the ring with her.

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Then, she had a special message for fans.

“All of those who thought I wasn’t ready to host the show because, I’m like, I’m brain damaged, relax,” she said. “You know, I’m good. Besides everything I need is on cue cards.”

With that, the camera cut to a guy with a cue card that helped her remember her name.

At the end of her monologue, Rhonda even got some help from Selena Gomez.

Check out the video below. Does Rhonda have a career in Hollywood? Let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest in late night comedy.


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