Ronda Rousey dedicates Bethe Correia fight to Roddy Piper
Ronda Rousey is fighting for her namesake on Saturday night.
Rousey dedicated her bout with Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to wrestling legend Roddy Piper, who died in his sleep Friday.
“Thank you for the name…. And so much more…. Will do it justice and do you proud tomorrow…. This one’s for you Roddy….,” Rousey wrote on Instagram.
Rousey’s nickname is “Rowdy,” which she got from Piper. She is a huge wrestling fan and asked him for permission to use the name. He granted it to her, and she has worn it better than anyone could have asked for.
Rousey looks to remain undefeated and retain her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.