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UFC 190: Bethe Correia apologizes to Ronda Rousey, insists she was unaware of father's suicide

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight No. 1 contender, Bethe Correia, told members of the Brazilian media that reigning division titleholder, Ronda Rousey, might contemplate suicide after losing to "The Pitbull" at UFC 190.

Naturally, that went over like a lead balloon.

After Rousey responded and swore "comeuppance," Correia took to Twitter to apologize for her remark, insisting she was unaware that "Rowdy" lost her father to suicide when she was very young, despite the multiple references to it on UFC programming and in the Olympian's recent memoir.

Two ways of looking at this.

It's possible Correia -- who seemed to be in tune with some of Rousey's other past struggles -- was trying to play mind games and went too far, and is now doing damage control after the tactic backfired and perhaps landed her in hot water with the powers that be.

Or maybe, just maybe, she really didn't know and just stinks at talking trash.

Either way, their score will be settled on Aug. 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when these two undefeated bantamweights battle for Rousey's belt. And forgiveness or not, I wouldn't trade places with Correia for all the picanha in Brazil.

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