“That went about how I expected,” said UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey after knocking out her challenger Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds.
With the Brazilian crowd loudly chanting ‘vai morrer’ – which translated to ‘you are going to die’ – as she entered the ring, there was no doubt Rousey was in front of a hostile crowd.
The contentious lead up to the fight included Correia mocking Rousey father for having killed himself and then telling Rousey not to cry at the weigh in. It all came to a head with a single blow – and a little extra trash talk afterwords:
Rousey deftly handled the comments related to her father during a post-fight interview:
“I hope that nobody brings up my family anymore, when it comes to fights,” she said. “I hope this is the last time.”
Keeping it classy in the interview, Rousey spoke kind words about recently deceased wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who gave her permission to use his iconic nickname.