The weird staredown between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia added a bit of light to what was a sad day in wrestling after word of Roddy Piper's death spread. Tomorrow is back to business: Rousey will defend her undefeated record and the Women's Bantamweight Championship at UFC 190.
But before going into war, Rousey posted a dedication on Instagram: "Thank you for the name.... And so much more.... Will do it justice and do you proud tomorrow.... This one's for you Roddy...."
For those who don't know, Rousey asked Piper for permission to use the nickname "Rowdy" before her first amateur MMA bout. Both are connected to “Judo” Gene LeBell, who trained Piper and is often seen in Rousey's corner. Rousey told this story on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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