The war of words leading up to UFC 190, when bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (11-0) will face off against challenger Bethe Correia (9-0), took a serious turn this week when the topic of suicide was thrown around in the routine trash-talk.
“I want to demoralize her, show the world she has no MMA game,” Correia said. “She doesn’t have a good mind-set, she needs to get help. There are a lot of people around her, because she is winning, when she realizes she is not all that, I don’t even know what could happen. I hope she doesn’t commit suicide.”
Rousey fired back early Thursday morning on Twitter, effectively shutting down Correia’s mind games.
@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 response, Correia quickly took to her own Twitter account to apologize for the remark, which she says she made without knowing Rousey’s background.
@RondaRousey Never knew what happened to ur dad.I'm humble enough to ask u for forgiveness. Family is a godly bless to me. See u in #UFC190— Bethe (@bethecorreia) May 28, 2015
Rousey offered no further followup, but if she’s still mad, she’ll be able to get even on Aug. 1 when the two meet in their championship bout in Rio. Although both fighters are undefeated, Rousey is going in as the heavy favorite, with a money line set at -1,400, according to Bovada.
(H/t: Bloody Elbow)