If you think Bethe Correia is going to end the reign of Ronda Rousey at UFC 190 on Saturday night, well, chances are you haven’t found too many people who agree with you…If you do truly think that, are agreeable to gambling, and have a wee bit of cash to spare, then you might want to do put some money down. Or not.
Yes, if you haven’t heard, Rousey is a massive, massive favorite to win her scrap on August 1st. So much so, the odds with some betting lines mean that you have to put 18 dollars down on Rousey, just to win 1. With Correia, however, if you put down $1, and she scores the upset, you could win $10 (depending on the bookmaker of course).
This is what happens when you have a champion who has cruised through nearly all of her opponents, and has taken out the last three, in less than two minutes total. Well, Rousey was asked to comment on the fact she’s a huge, huge, favorite while appearing on the latest “UFC Tonight“. Here is what “Rowdy” had to say (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“In the grand goal, I’m not the favorite. I want to be one of the most dominant fighters who’ve ever lived and retire undefeated. I’m an underdog in that.”
That’s an interesting way of looking at it, and a further demonstration of the massive, jaw dropping drive that Rousey possesses. Many other great fighters have had difficulties staying focused and motivated when they’ve been such dominant champions.
And how does Rousey see the fight ending on Saturday?
“With me winning in the most fantastical way. I want fans go: ‘Wow, what just happened there? I want to watch it all over again.’ I only plan the first exchange and then just go with it, so your guess is as good as mine.”
That wouldn’t be the first time Rousey’s done that. Just ask Cat Zingano, Sara McMann and Alexis Davis, among others. Can Correia turn the MMA world upside over this weekend? We shall see soon enough.
UFC 190 will go down at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.