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‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey Dedicates UFC 190 Fight To Late Roddy Piper

Written by Tom Ngo
July 31st, 2015
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As if reigning UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey needed any extra motivation to blast Bethe Correia Saturday at UFC 190

Shortly after reports surfaced Friday that professional wrestling icon “Rowdy” Roddy Pipper abruptly passed away at the age of 61 from cardiac arrest, Rousey took to Instagram to promise to make Piper proud for allowing her to use his nickname when she started her MMA career.

“Thank you for the name…. And so much more…. Will do it justice and do you proud tomorrow…. This one’s for you Roddy….,” Rousey wrote with the above image.

Now, if Reebok was smart, they would make Piper’s iconic “Hot Rod” t-shirt but have “Ronda” written in the same font. Reebok has taken a lot of heat for their generic UFC uniforms, and this move could go a long way in winning over MMA fans.

After all, Reebok boasted about “customization” during their UFC fashion show earlier this month.

Who knows, perhaps Rousey will slap on Piper’s signature sleeper hold (better known in MMA as the rear-naked choke) to beat Correia tomorrow in Brazil.

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