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Bethe Correia Says She's Ready to Deal with Jessamyn Duke's Height at UFC 172
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.26.2014

MMAjunkie recently spoke with UFC fighter Bethe Correia on her upcoming UFC 172 bout with Jessamyn Duke, set for later today. Below are some highlights.

Correia's thoughts on the fight: "I am confident it will be a very active fight. As far as her being tall, I'm ready for that. My camp put focus on that, so I'm not unprepared. Besides, not only do I train with taller people, I've already faced two girls just as tall as Jessamyn. Training is about adapting, and I'll well-adapted."

Correia on her Octagon debut against Julie Kedzie: "I was very anxious. The UFC is overwhelming, and to start off against an opponent with such a level of experience, it was a great challenge. But we did a great job preparing for that fight, so I wasn't intimidated by this new situation. Gladly, I was able to fight my fight and get the win."

On her guidance from her training partners at Pitbull Brothers MMA: "First, I'm very thankful to Mario Novaes at Pitbull Brothers MMA, who's widely recognized as one of the top conditioning coaches in Brazil. The person who guides me in every facet of training is Patricio Freire, who is a great strategist as well as a great fighter. There's also Patricky, his brother, who moved back to be with us in Natal. Natal is where we gain confidence and boost our warrior spirit. Everyone is our team is truly helpful, like (Anistavio) ‘Gasparzinho' Medeiros and Rony Jason. If there are any difficulties in training, they always take the time to guide me with great advice. We also have a nutritionist. We have everything we need in Natal."


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