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Ronda Rousey says 'don't cry' to Bethe Correia after knockout

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Ronda Rousey is not here to play your petty mind games.

Don't even try to mess with Ronda Rousey — she will beat you down in 34 seconds and make you eat your words.

That's what happened to Rousey's latest KO, Bethe Correia. Correia tried everything from screaming "DON'T CRY" in Rousey's face...

...to making comments about Rousey's father's suicide.

"She is not mentally healthy, she needs to take care of herself," Correia said. "She is winning, so everybody is around her cheering her up, but when she realizes she is not everything that she believes she is, I don't know what might happen. I hope she does not kill herself later on."

But ultimately, Rousey laid the last punch. After the knockout, she rips out her mouthguard, turns around and spits Correia's words back in her face: "Don't cry."

Can she be any more badass than this?

"I said the exact same thing she was saying to me at weigh-ins," Rousey said at the post-fight press conference. "You know, she was screaming in my face at weigh-ins. She was saying, 'Don't cry.' So I turned around to her after I knocked her out and I said, 'Don't cry.'"

If you find yourself facing Rousey, I first suggest you turn around and run as fast as you can. If that's not an option, then I suggest you follow the words of wisdom my mom always told me growing up: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. And then maybe -- just maybe -- she'll go easy on you.

But probably not.

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