UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated challenger Bethe Correia have been going back and forth in the media leading up to Saturday night’s UFC 190 main event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
While Rousey is no stranger to trash-talking some of her opponents, things took a personal turn when Correia joked about suicide.
““Under pressure, she is proving weak. When her mom put pressure on her, she ran away from home. When she lost, it was because of drugs. That’s not a superhero,” Correia previously said of Rousey.
“She is not mentally healthy; she needs to take care of herself. She is winning, so everybody is around her cheering her up, but when she realizes she is not everything that she believes she is, I don’t know what might happen. I hope she does not kill herself later on.”
Those comments really stung for Rousey, who has been very open about her father taking his own life and the impact it had on her growing up, and she is now looking to make Correia pay.
In a recent interview, Rousey got very emotional when discussing the comments and it was very clear that she is coming out to deliver a very stern message: never mess with my family.
“I have to make such a blatant example of this chick who was trying to get a fast track to a title shot that she decides that the way she went about it wasn’t worth it,” Rousey said.
You can check out the full sitdown with Rousey below and tune in to Saturday’s pay-per-view event to see if Rousey delivers on her promise to give Correia a beatdown she will never forget.
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