Since most people believe that Bethe Correia will become the last victim of Ronda Rousey at UFC 190, the undefeated challenger says she has nothing to lose on Saturday night. But, according to “Rowdy”, this only proves “Pitbull” isn’t cut out to be champ.
Yes, despite the fact Correia has gone 9-0 to date, and has scored some impressive wins in the UFC, she is a huge, huge underdog heading into Saturday. Case in point, the betting lines have the bantamweight champ as a -1400 to -1700 favorite to win the August 1st scrap…You don’t see those kind of odds too often.
Well, as as result, Correia has reportedly been citing this fact as to why she has no pressure, despite the fact it’s the biggest fight of her career. When Rousey was asked to weigh-in on the whole underdog narrative, and Correia’s take on it, here is what she had to say (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“She said, ‘I have no pressure on me and no one expects anything out of me and so that’s an advantage,’” Rousey said. “So you’re saying that you do the best with less pressure? That’s what’s best for you? You’re not meant for this life. You’re not. And I do the best.
“The more pressure there is, I fight above myself, and I’ve never been under more pressure in my life, and I’m going to show the world what I’m really made of.”
That’s an interesting point, and certainly other champs like Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva, have discussed just how challenging being at the top is.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Saturday’s fight plays out. If Correia does take out Rousey, it will rank as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, upset in UFC history. Rousey has needed less than two minutes–total– to defeat her last three opponents…How’s that for being dominant?