UFC 190 headliners Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia have been engaged in a heated war of words for some time now, but things just got a whole lot more personal between them.
“She doesn’t have a good mindset, she needs to get help,” Combate reports Correia as having said during an autograph session in Brazil. “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.”
Whether intentional or not, that last remark cut a little too close to the bone given that it’s well documented that Rousey’s father committed suicide when she was just 8 years old.
So, needless to say Rousey didn’t take too kindly to Correia’s tasteless gibe.
“Suicide is no joke or selling point,” Rousey told Correia on Twitter. “My father will be with me the day I hand you the comeuppance you deserve.”
Rousey had already indicated several months ago that she was looking to make an example of Correia after she defeated several of Rousey’s ‘Four Horsewoman’ team-mates in the Octagon.
“The fact is in order to get a title shot as quickly as possible, she disrespected my friends, which I consider my family,” Rousey told FOX Sports back in March. “If you f*ck with my family, you are f*cked. It doesn’t matter. This fight is more than just about an athletic competition. It’s about proving a point and punishing someone.”
Correia, who’s 3-0 in the UFC and 9-0 in her career overall to date, doesn’t seem to be troubled by Rousey’s warnings though and is taking every opportunity to get a rise out of the champion.
“I promise you, I will beat Ronda and I will only need two punches to knock her out,” Correia told the Brazilian media. “One to rip off her mole and the other to actually knock her out. You better believe it.”