Bethe Correia Talks About Potential Rivalry With Ronda Rousey's "Four Horsewomen"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.30.2014
After her win over Jessamyn Duke...
In an interview with MMA Junkie Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) spoke about the possibility of a rivalry with Ronda Rousey's "Four Horsewomen" after her victory at UFC 172 over Jessamyn Duke (3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) this past Saturday in Baltimore. She went to Duke's corner to shake hands when Rousey (who is part of the group with Duke, Shayna Baszler and Marina Shafir) gave her a negative reaction.
On how Rousey reacted: "I did notice Ronda's negative reaction. I went to shake hands with Jessamyn and her corner after the fight. When I walked toward Ronda, she turned her back to me and exited the cage. I complimented all her crew except for her (because she) turned her back. But it doesn't matter. Ronda can love me or hate me; it doesn't affect my life. I only care to spend time with people who have good manners."
On a rivalry with Rousey's group: "Jessamyn is one of ‘The Four Horsewomen.' I defeated her, and I did that in case I face any of the others, whom I'll also defeat. I'll fight anyone. The UFC has a full roster of women in my weight class. I'll just wait for the phone to ring. I hope it's soon, so I can keep my training rhythm."
On getting a title shot: "I'm in the UFC and I see myself fighting for the belt eventually. I expect to arrive there little by little. It's OK if she doesn't like me, because I don't like her either. I don't need her friendship to become a top fighter. I've provoked Ronda by taking out the first of four. Whoever comes next, I'll be ready for her."