Gone In 34 Seconds!
Watch Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia full fight video highlights from last night in UFC 190's main event inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring the incredible 34-second first round knockout finish.
As Ronda Rousey walked away from Bethe Correia inside HSBC Arena this past Saturday night (Aug. 1, 2015) after knocking her out just 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she made an about face and headed back over to her fallen opponent to deliver a final message (highlights).
Many were wondering and speculating on just what those words were.
As it turns out, Rousey, 28, said she was only repeating what Correia said to her at the UFC 190 weigh ins on Friday afternoon (July 31, 2015). The Brazilian was barking and yelling in the champion's face and emphatically repeating something over and over during their pre-fight staredown.
After UFC 190 concluded, the champion revealed her post-knockout words at the post-fight press conference (video).
"I said the exact same thing she was saying to me at weigh-ins," said Rousey. "You know, she was screaming in my face at weigh-ins. She was saying, 'Don't cry.' So I turned around to her after I knocked her out and I said, 'Don't cry.'"
Rousey (12-0) was out to teach Correia a lesson for comments she had made about suicide during the lead up to UFC 190. The champion took umbrage to the Brazilian's words due to losing her own father to suicide when she was only eight years old.
Correia apologized and claimed ignorance, but Rousey refused to believe her.
The champion marched forward from the opening bell and engaged in a fire fight with Correia until she landed a hard right hand to her temple, which sent her crashing face first into the canvas. The knockout victory was the first of Rousey's four-year mixed martial arts (MMA) career. She has now won three of her last four fights via (technical) knockout.
"I guess she can't really say anything about my hands anymore," Rousey told Joe Rogan after the fight concluded.
Rousey said she considers the "matter settled" and will move forward from it, and that it's Correia who will be left thinking about her, not the other way around.
"I'm sure she'll have to think about me plenty. As far as I'm concerned, it's over and done with."