Ronda Rousey Scheduling Bethe Correia’s Come-to-Jesus Meeting for UFC 190

March 23, 2015
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For UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, fighting in Brazil is about keeping a promise to her fans, but aside from keeping that promise, Rousey intends to make it a religious experience for her opponent.

UFC president Dana White on Friday confirmed recent speculation, announcing Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia as the UFC 190 main event on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.

Many people would shy away from fighting on an opponent’s home turf, but Rousey specifically asked to fight her Brazilian foe in Rio.

The two have been battling for months now via social media, especially after Correia took out Rousey teammates Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler last year.

“I would definitely say this is a personal fight,” said Rousey at a recent press conference. “My dad had a great saying when someone needed to be shown what’s up. He would say, ‘This person needs to have a come-to-Jesus meeting.’ Bethe is going to have her own come-to-Jesus meeting in Brazil.”

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Ronda Rosuey vs Bethe CorreiaAnd that is a key reason why Rousey wanted this fight in Brazil. Although she competed in South America on several occasions during her Judo career, the champ has never fought there during her run to the top of the mixed martial arts’ heap. Now she can do that and lay the smack down on Correia at the same time.

“I promised Brazilian fans that I’d do whatever I could to come down here and fight. I meant my promise and I’m happy to come down here and entertain you guys while I discipline this girl,” said 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 down here and beat her in her own backyard.”

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Like many fighters these days, Correia used the gift of gab – and Facebook and Twitter – to help make the fight happen. Rousey gets that, but just because she understands it doesn’t mean that she’s going to overlook the insults flung towards her and her teammates.

“I understand Bethe’s tactics, and I understand why she went out the things that she did. But Just because I understand it doesn’t mean that it’s okay,” continued Rousey.

“In order to get a title shot as quickly as possible, she disrespected my friends, which I consider my family. And if you (expletive) with my family, you’re (expletive).”

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  • Joe Dog

    It will be a convenient meeting for Jesus. As we have learned, He lives in Brazil and hangs out with numerous Brazilian fighters. Chances are He will be there hanging out in the octagon. He loves everyone.

    • Mike

      Jesus lives everywhere ! Not just Brazil.
      And believe it or not, he loves you too !

      • Joe Dog

        Like Santa Claus and the tooth fairy?

      • Aaron Gustaveson

        keep your homo-cult speak to yourself.

  • Seth

    God she looks awful…that dress should be tossed around and armbared in 14 seconds…

  • Body by Jake

    Wow, talk about the camera making you 10 lbs heavier.. But its between fights and I don’t care what she looks like until they get in the ring. :0)

  • Bethe got some nice thick legs

    • Aaron Gustaveson

      so do hippos.

  • CardiacTech

    Ronda got this one, she will make Correia see the light, LOL