Ronda Rousey sees her upcoming title defense against Bethe Correia -- which is set to go down at UFC 190 on Aug. 1, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- as a "come to Jesus meeting" for the Brazilian for all the disrespect she's shown.
And if the fight wasn't already personal, her religion-oriented trash talk just about pushed it over the edge for Correia, who recently told MMA Fighting that she finds it very disrespectful that "Rowdy" is, in essence, dissing her savior.
"She should respect God's name. ‘Come to Jesus meeting'... That's totally disrespectful. God, our creator. Keep that to yourself. We have to respect God. He's above everything."
Despite Rousey's dominance inside the Octagon, Correria is adamant that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion is not a true mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, but rather a part-timer who is solely focused on her Hollywood endeavors.
When comparing the tale of the tape, Correria claims she has more cage time and experience than the champ, vowing to be merciless come fight night and deliver her fellow countrymen a quick knockout victory.
"She wants to be a Hollywood star, she's just wasting her time with MMA. I have more Octagon time, I have thrown more punches and fought more rounds than her in the UFC. I have more experience than her. She should shut her mouth and respect me. Ronda hasn't proved to be a MMA fighter. I am a real MMA fighter. She's saying she won't be merciful with me. Don't worry, I won't be merciful either. But, that means I'll fight differently. I always fight showing my entire MMA game, and this time I will just knock her out quickly. Go back home, do your little movies. I'll do her a favor and knock her out fast. That's a promise I make to the Brazilian people."
In her new book, "My Fight, Your Fight," Rousey admitted to getting deeply involved with marijuana and painkillers, along with heavy drinking, shortly after the 2008 Olympic games where she came up shy of the gold medal in Judo.
That was more than enough ammo for Correria, who warned Rousey to avoid a relapse when she suffers the first loss of her MMA career this August.
"I just hope she can handle this loss better than her last one and don't do drugs again. I hope she can handle losing the title. That's my only advice for her. Learn how to lose and don't do drugs again. Your loss is coming. It's August 1st in Brazil. You have no idea how tough I am."
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