Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia will be meeting on August 1 in Brazil to face off for UFC 190, and if the trash talk leading up to the match is any indication of how good it will be we’re in for a treat.
UFC is a sport where trash talking is number one before any match. But it’s the winner of the match that ends up proving who’s trash talking was, coincidently, number one.
Both fighters are undefeated. Ronda Rousey holds an undefeated 5-0 record in her UFC fighting career and is the bantamweight title holder. However, not fighting against the same level of competitors, Correia has an undefeated 3-0 record.
Now for the information we’ve all been waiting for — the trash talk! Here are some tidbits of what has been said:
Ronda Rousey: “I don’t just want to defeat her. I want her to leave that arena embarrassed. And the best way to do it is to come here and to beat her in her own backyard.”
Bethe Correia: “I will only need two punches to beat her. The first punch will be to knock that mole off her face. I want to take that mole out of there. And the second punch will be to knock her out. I need two punches.”
Sometimes your words can hurt more than a fight. Recently, the trash talking was taken to another level, a level where most shouldn’t go by Bethe Correia.
She stated in an interview last week, “I hope she [Ronda Rousey] doesn’t commit suicide.”
OUCH! That’s more than a burn that’s a downright “don’t go there” comment… especially when Ronda Rousey’s father committed suicide when she was a child — a fact that is common knowledge across all media outlets.
Ronda Rousey responded via her Twitter account, tagging Correia and writing:
@bethecorreia suicide is no joke or selling point. My father will be with me the day I hand you the comeuppance you deserve.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) May 28, 2015
In my opinion, this brilliant response is one of a strong woman, one who doesn’t have to sink to the poor level of another competitor to get attention.
Ronda Rousey has been in the news so often for being a role model to other women and girls. She fits into a category all her own — fit, tough, competitor, model, actress, and writer. We are often forced to mold into what the mainstream sees as beautiful and Ronda Rousey defies that with her attributes.
Fingers crossed for the “comeuppance” on August 1. I’m rooting for you, “Rowdy Ronda!”