Hoax Alert: Ronda Rousey is NOT Brain Dead After UFC Knock Out By Holly Holm

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  • by: Alan Duke

Ronda Rousey lost her UFC title, but not her life when Holly Holm knocked her out with a kick in an Australian bout Saturday night. A report detected by Lead Stories' Trendolizer as trending by on social media that says Rousey was left brain dead is fake. It was published on Celebrtricity.com, but many readers apparently missed that it is a hoax and satire website.

Celebrity news website TMZ, which breaks a lot of true news, quotes sources close to Rousey saying she is "depressed" and bummed out" but only suffered a concussion and a "very big gash" on her lip.

Watch the knock out kick:

Lead Stories' Trendolizer scours social nets for trending content about Ronda Rousey. Type her name in our site search box for a whole bunch, or scroll down to see the latest top content.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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