Apparently Ronda Rousey is out to annihilate all future generations of Bethe Correia at UFC 190, or at least that’s what she told assembled media when asked if she was really going to carry through on her stated desire to teach Bethe a lesson. She was on hand for a scrum following her open workout to answer questions as she gets ready for her sixth title defense this weekend.
Among the things she talked about was how happy she was to get a warm welcome in Brazil:
I was cautiously optimistic. I wouldn’t have been mad if everybody came out here and they booed me. But, I have to admit that it really warms my heart a lot to get such a warm reception from a people that I respect so much.
And how she feels about competing against Conor McGregor to be the UFC’s biggest star:
I never called myself that and I don’t really think it’s a competition, you know? I think we’re really helping each other out. The more successful he is, the more eyes on the sport, and the more eyes on me too. And vice versa. So, I hope that he’s as successful as possible because it benefits us both.
Rousey also revealed a touching tribute to her father’s memory, showing off MY LOVELY FATHER written on the wraps she wore for her open workout. Check out the whole session above.
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