UFC superstar Rousey looks ahead to Correia bout, wants to ‘actually fight’ Mayweather

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Fresh off her ESPYs title for "Best Fighter," UFC superstar Ronda Rousey (11-0) is looking forward to taking her time in punishing undefeated Bethe Correia (9-0) in Brazil Saturday night.

This comes after 31-year-old Correia threw some personal jabs at 28-year-old Rousey back in May, bringing up her troubled relationship with her mother and her drug use.

"She really wanted to make this fight personal in order to fast track her way into a title shot and it worked," Rosey told PIX11 Tuesday evening. "I can't have people disrespecting my family and the people I care about in order to get at me. So I need to beat her so terribly and thoroughly so that every girl in our division looks her example and not follow it."

The fight is in Correia's hometown of Rio de Janiero, a challenge Rousey is not afraid to embrace.

"I like the extra challenge," "Rowdy" Rousey said. "It makes me focus."

While Correia, dubbed as the "Pitbull," is on record saying she doesn't feel any pressure having home-field advantage, Rousey feels her opponent is at a disadvantage already.

"The mindset of champion is that you need pressure to thrive," Rousey said. "And that's why I'm going to win Saturday night because I'm going to put her in the most pressure she's ever been in her entire life."

Rousey has thrived under pressure, and her recent accolades earned her a shiny ESPYs award over the likes of Floyd Mayweather and others.

She capitalized on her victory, trash-talking "Money" during an ESPN interview, referencing his domestic violence history.

"I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once," she said.

He responded in a crude manner, offering to participate in charity match with headgear and body-padding with the proceeds going to the "women who look like men" charity, according to Rousey.

However, she instantly slammed Mayweather for his wish for "extra-padding."

"I actually fight," Rousey said. "If he wants all these extra rules for padding, let's make a compromise. We'll fight with minimal rules and have an actual fight. And if he wants to wear padding, he can wear Playtex Super Plus if he likes."

At least if Rousey wins, benefits would go to a domestic violence foundation, she said.

Rousey began her fighting career at the tender age of 10 when she learned how to judo. Eventually, she became an accomplished fighter, winning an Olympic medal in Beijing in 2008.

Coming back from the Olympics, she said finding a job was hard and "breaking people's arms" wasn't exactly a resume builder. She was left with two choices: Becoming a member of the U.S. Coast Guard or joining the MMA.

"I decided to give MMA a chance first since the Coast Guard was a commitment," Rousey said. "It turned out pretty good."