Things have turned very sour between Ronda Rousey and her next opponent

Bethe Correia has gone way too far with the trash talk.

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
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ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make the next defence of her title at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, 1 August.

Her opponent, Bethe Correia, has been throwing plenty of verbal jabs in Rousey’s direction lately, but the undefeated Brazilian has over-stepped the mark this time.

In an interview with Brazilian media outlet Combate, Correia said: “She [Rousey] doesn’t have a good mindset, she needs to get help. There are a lot of people around her because she is winning. When she realises she is not all that, I don’t even know what could happen. I hope she doesn’t commit suicide.”

Trash talk may be part and parcel of combat sports, but the issue of suicide is never an appropriate vehicle for it. Correia’s comments are in particularly poor taste given that Rousey’s father took his own life when she was eight-years-old.

Rousey’s opponent has since taken to social media to apologise for making the comments, but she should never have gone there in the first place. Bethe Correia was already facing an enormous challenge at UFC 190, but it probably just got even tougher. The only thing scarier than Ronda Rousey is a pissed-off Ronda Rousey.

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