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What got Ronda Rousey so wound-up at last night's UFC 193 weigh-ins?

A last-ditch attempt to boost the pay-per-view buys?

THINGS GOT A little bit heated between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm at the weigh-ins for UFC 193 in Melbourne.

Rousey, the UFC’s undefeated women’s bantamweight champion, is due to defend her title against Holm at the Etihad Stadium in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

As soon as she stepped off the scales last night, Rousey made a beeline for Holm and the pair had to be separated by UFC president Dana White.

Before Source: Ultimate Fighting Championship

The incident came as a surprise, as both fighters were nothing but cordial in their interviews and staredowns up until last night.

Dana White claimed to have been caught off guard too. He tweeted: “I wasn’t ready!!”

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White is hoping that the UFC can break their attendance record of 55,724 at UFC 193, with the Etihad Stadium capable of holding 70,000 fans.

“I just wanted to get in her face and show her that I was there for a reason,” Rousey said afterwards. “She put her fist on my face. I didn’t touch her, she touched me. I told her that fake, sweet act… I can see right through it.

“All that respect, all you being sweet I see right now, it is fake and you’re going to get it on Sunday. It’s not the first time your camp thought they had the perfect plan to beat me. I’m going to show you on Sunday why I’m the champ.”

After Source: Ultimate Fighting Championship

Rousey’s ability as a promoter is often under-estimated, so was this one last attempt to drive up the pay-per-view and ticket sales for an event in which she’s the star attraction?

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