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Ronda Rousey fires back over Bethe Correia's 'suicide' comments

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey didn't appreciate Bethe Correia's recent remarks.

Correia told Combate the following during a recent interview.

"Ronda talks about being a superwoman, a hero, but is a woman like me. Actually, I’m way stronger, I come from an underdeveloped country, where people fight to survive. It’s a lot different form the reality of her life. Under pressure, she’s showing she’s weak. When mommy put some pressure, she ran away from home. When she lost, she did drugs. That’s not a super hero. I want to see her reaction when I put some pressure against her. I want her to feel pressure and realize that I’m ready to fight her. She doesn’t have a good head, she needs to get help. There are a lot of people around her, she’s winning, but when she realizes that’s not everything, I don’t know what might happen. I hope she doesn’t commit suicide [laughs]."

Rousey responded to the controversial remark on Twitter. Rousey's father committed suicide when she was younger.

At an autograph session Wednesday night, Correia promised to knock out Rousey and would only need two punches.

"I will only need two punches," Correia told the fans at a university in Goiania. "One punch to knock that mole off her face, and one punch to knock her out."

The two women headline the upcoming UFC 190 event in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1.

MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz contributed to this report.

Update: Shayna Baszler, one of Rousey's closest friends, also weighed in on Correia's comments.

Update: Correia asks for forgiveness for her "suicide" remark.

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