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Bethe Correia: I hope Ronda Rousey doesn't kill herself after I humiliate her at UFC 190

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

So this just took an ugly turn.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight No. 1 contender, Bethe Correia, is convinced that reigning division champion Ronda Rousey is a fraud, a one-trick pony who is bound to get exposed when they collide at the UFC 190 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Aug. 1, 2015 in Brazil (more on that fight here).

"Pitbull" elaborates to Combate:

"I want to knock her out, show to everyone that she is a lie. She wants to stand up with me, let's see. I want to humiliate her and show the word she has no MMA. She is focused on movies, books. I am much stronger, I come from a developing country, where people are struggling to survive, not to starve. It is very different from her life of reality. 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. 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 (laughs)."


Correia is referring to the personal and professional struggles Rousey documented in her recent book "My Fight, Your Fight." Not just as an Olympian, but also during her rise to the top of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world. What makes the suicide crack such a low blow is that Rousey's father ended his own life when she was just a child.

Let's hope the Brazilian has been training armbar defense, as we saw what happened to the last fighter who made things personal with the "Rowdy" one.

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