Since her last UFC match, a 14-second wipeout of Cat Zingano on Feb. 28, Ronda Rousey has been quite busy with the show-biz aspect of her career. In addition to a surprise cameo at WrestleMania, Rousey was also on the media circuit to promote her appearances in "Furious 7" and "Entourage."
But play time is over. Rousey is back in training for her August 1 bout against Bethe Correia, and she has additional motivation: Correia made a crack about how she hopes Rousey doesn't commit suicide after their match. Rousey's dad committed suicide when Ronda was 8, so it was a sensitive subject.
Whether Correia's comment was an honest mistake of not knowing about Rousey's dad (dubious but possible) or a calculated move to generate buzz for the event, it is an easy hook to pull fans into this matchup. For her part, Rousey is doing some nice salemanship with Instagram videos of her sparring against men in preparation:
Here is the official promo video from UFC: