“When she feels my pressure, I want to see her reaction. She is not mentally healthy. She needs to take care of herself. She is winning, so everybody is around her cheering her up, but when she realizes she is not everything that she believes she is, I don’t know what might happen. I hope she does not kill herself later on (laughs),” Correia said during an interview with Combate.
Rousey’s father committed suicide after suffering a debilitating back injury when she was eight.
The champion responded to Correia’s comment late Wednesday via Twitter.
@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
On Thursday, Correia apologized for the controversial comment, saying she was unaware that Rousey’s father took his own live when she was a child.
Rousey vs. Correia headline UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.