Ronda Rousey pays homage to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper following win

Ronda Rousey was previously ultra-motivated entering the girl UFC 190 principal event against Bethe Correia, yet losing the woman's near friend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper just 24-hours out through your ex title protection simply raised the stakes.

Piper grew up under your tutelage regarding Gene LeBell -- the same coach which helped discover Rousey when she has been rising up the actual ranks throughout Judo competitions.

Years later when Rousey was about to produce her push directly into mixed martial arts, LeBell inquired his old buddy Piper if the lady might use his "Rowdy" nickname inside the cage.

Piper gave his blessing along with "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey was slix born.

Following the woman's 34-second knockout over Correia on Saturday night, Rousey wasted no time paying homage to become able to the woman's fallen friend.

"I just want to say we lost any truly near friend, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who gave me permission to utilize his name as being a fighter, thus I hope him and my dad had a great moment watching this today," Rousey said.

Rousey certainly lived as much as the girl nickname upon Saturday night together with yet another lightning-fast finish, relocating the girl record in order to 12-0 general with your ex last 4 fights ending throughout just 130 a few moments total.