March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; New champion Ronda Rousey is escorted out of the arena by trainer Edmond Tarverdyan after defeating Miesha Tate during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
Ronda Rousey had not only gotten in Miesha Tate's head heading into their Strikeforce women's title fight this past Saturday, she had gotten in the head of Tate's boyfriend Bryan Caraway. Caraway took to Twitter on Friday night, having a meltdown about beating up Rousey for challenging her and saying that he would break her arm and "knock her teeth down her throat."
Caraway ended up deleting the tweet after significant backlash which saw him say he only meant it "in sports" not that he wanted to beat up a woman. Of course, that didn't exactly make sense with him saying earlier in his meltdown that he doesn't hit women, but Rousey isn't a woman. ...get it?
After taking Tate's title (along with her arm), Rousey is now doing the press rounds and while on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Ronda addressed Caraway's tweets:
"It's a free country, you can say whatever you want," Rousey said. "He's probably not that smart. I mean, what a way to make yourself look like a retard, to say women can't compete with men on the same level in any sport, and to say he wanted to knock my teeth down my throat. I don't think he needs to be reprimanded because I think anyone that saw that has reprimanded him enough. He's done enough harm on his own making himself look like an idiot that I don't think anyone else needs to step in."
Asked about the sentiment behind Caraway's tweet, that she could not compete with a man, Rousey laughed.
"Of course I can, dude," she said. "Who is he? You never heard of him if it wasn't for Miesha. He's just some dude. He's not even like a legit fighter. He's just some random guy that likes fighting."
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