Ronda Rousey upset with Bethe Correia over suicide comments
Bethe Correia has been talking plenty of trash leading up to her UFC women’s bantamweight championship fight against Ronda Rousey. Earlier this week, she took things a bit too far.
In an interview with Combate, Correia urged Rousey not to commit suicide after Bethe captures the title belt at UFC 190 in August.
“I will give her a rematch if she doesn’t cry too much,” Correia said, as translated by Lucas Rezende of Bloody Elbow. “She can’t take the pressure. I will give her the chance to get the belt back. Please, don’t kill yourself, don’t commit suicide, because I will give you the rematch.”
Correia probably wasn’t aware, but Rousey’s father committed suicide when Rousey was just 8 years old. She opened up about the tragic event a couple of years back but said she does not like talking about it.
Rousey was sure to voice her displeasure with Correia on 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
It’s also worth noting that Cat Zingano’s husband died last year after committing suicide.
Suicide isn’t something that should be joked about in any forum, but, as you can see, it has directly affected multiple women in the UFC. Correia should choose her smack talk more carefully.