By now, we all know things didn’t go so well for Bethe Correia at Saturday’s UFC 190.
In the months leading up to her fight against Ronda Rousey, the woman known as “Pitbull” was definitely barking, saying she’d be the one to end R.R.’s unbeaten streak and take her bantamweight title. Of course, she also said some stupid shit about suicide, presumably because she felt the need to tug on Superwoman’s cape. And how did she fare against the world’s most dangerous woman? Uh, not great.
Rousey knocked Correia out just 34 seconds into their match, which was actually longer than the Rowdy One’s last two fights combined – congrats? – though you get the feeling that was only by design. Rousey wasn’t out for another “Instagram fight,” after all, vowing to make Correia suffer. As Rousey put it: “I want you to go home looking different than the way you walked in.” So, Rousey let her stand for more than half a minute before sending her to the ground.
Of course, Rousey then seized the moment, telling her opponent “don’t cry” after the fight – words Correia allegedly screamed in her face during weigh-ins – a diss that spread like wildfire, and the pounding was so speedy that it spawned a rather inspired hashtag, #ThingsShorterThanARouseyFight, on Twitter. And while Rousey said she wasn’t going to make this one an Instagram fight, she never said anything about Claymation…and luckily, extraordinary artist AZXD was ready to immortalize the moment (and, somewhat appropriately, set it to the Carpenters’ “Close to You.”)
If Rousey keeps up her dominant pace, one day we’ll have the luxury of looking back on her reign of terror in movie form. But until then, Claymation will have to suffice.