Ronda Rousey: Fight vs. Bethe Correia will be a 'come to Jesus meeting'
Ronda Rousey discussed her next fight against Bethe Correia during an appearance on SI Now on Tuesday, saying it will be a "come to Jesus meeting" for Correia.
Rousey and Correia will fight Aug. 1 at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both fighters are undefeated, with Rousey most recently defeating Cat Zingano in 14 seconds at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 and Correia coming off a defeat of Shayna Baszler at UFC 177 last August.
Rousey, the subject of this week's Sports Illustrated cover story, said she doesn't plan on the fight against Correia being as short as her record-setting defeat of Zingano.
"My mom says all the time that no one is easy until after you beat them, but to be honest, this fight has gotten pretty personal for me," Rousey said. Reports have suggested Correia gained the opportunity to fight Rousey for the women's bantamweight title by defeating Rousey's friends, Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, in her last two fights.
"When I finish fights quickly, that's really me at my most merciful. This chick, she's not just getting beaten, she's getting a learning. My dad would call it a 'come to Jesus meeting.' So I'm going all the way down to Brazil to have a 'come to Jesus meeting' with this chick. No, I'm not going to end it quickly. But not because I can't end it quickly, because I choose to."
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