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Rousey donates 30 thousand dollars to judo charity program in Brazil

Ronda Rousey used her trip to Brazil not only to promote her title defense against Bethe Correia at UFC 190, but also to do some charity work. The champion visited fellow judoka Flávio Canto's "Instituto Reação" and donated 30 thousand dollars to them.

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Unlike Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey was a crowd pleaser during her trip to Brazil. The female bantamweight champion made an appearance alongside Bethe Correia on a press conference on Friday to announce and promote their title fight at UFC 190, as it was reported by Portal do Vale Tudo.

"Rowdy" was received with cheers and applause from the audience. In return, she talked about her experiences while fighting in Brazil and how she will exact her revenge for what Bethe has said and done.

"My best moments as a fighter happened in Brazil. I've been praised and booed here before. It's a passion over here. I will come and I will leave Bethe embarrassed.  She offended my family and my friends. I'm taking this personally".

But Rousey's trip had a purpose other than work.

Ronda also took the opportunity to meet with fellow bronze Olympic medalist in judo, Flávio Canto, and donated 30 thousand dollars to his charity program, Instituto Reação, which teaches judo to Brazilian children and teenagers from the favelas.

"A 30 thousand dollars donation to our Institute. Speechless. Ronda is a champion inside and outside the octagon. My eternal gratitude", said Canto on his Instagram account.