Rousey brought the verbal fireworks at Thursday's pre-fight news conference, which Kaufman tried to smile her way through while chalking it up to "That's Ronda."
"If I get her in an armbar, I'm going to try to rip it off and throw it at her corner," Rousey told MMAjunkie.com. "If I get her in a choke, I'm going to hold onto it until she's actually dead. And if I get a knockout, I'm going to go all the way. I'm going to try to pound her face into the ground and she's depending on the competence of the California (State) Athletic Commission to walk out of that cage alive."
Gulp. Maybe. But Kaufman, who has won three straight and would badly like No. 4 to give her a piece of hardware, took it in stride.
"I feel really confident going into this fight," Kaufman said. "And I'm confident that Ronda's going to bring it. She's going to show up to fight. She's going to try to kill me – which is kind of mean. But that's all right. At the end of the day, someone's going to walk out with the belt – and I want that person to be me."
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