It came as sad news to find out former WWE star "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died at the age of 61, after it was confirmed by the WWE on Friday.
One of his fans happens to also go by the nickname "Rowdy," MMA superstar Ronda Rousey — a namesake the wrestler handed down to her when Rousey was an amateur.
And as Rousey prepares for Saturday night's UFC 190 against Bethe Correia, she took to Instagram to thank the wrestling legend for the name and dedicate the upcoming fight to him.
"Thank you for the name.... And so much more.... Will do it justice and do you proud tomorrow.... This one's for you Roddy...."
On paper, there’s no good reason to think Correia (9-0 mixed martial arts, 3-0 UFC) stands a chance of beating Rousey (11-0, 5-0). The Brazilian challenger’s unbeaten record might look like a good match for the champion’s, but now Piper's namesake has some added incentive.