Ronda Rousey Says Bethe Correia Would Be An Interesting Fight For Her
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.01.2014
If it happens...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) said that Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) could be an interesting fight for her. Correia said that after she beat Jessamyn Duke (3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at last week's UFC 172 in Baltimore, she was snubbed by Rousey. She eventually held up four fingers and dropped one to show her plan of defeating them all.
On Correia calling her out: "It's smart. That's what they needed to do. … The girls are f–king taking a cue by getting people interested."
On Correia possibly fighting Shanya Baszler first: "This chick is undefeated. She's fighting Shayna, so Shayna's UFC debut is either going to be a huge win for Shayna or this girl is going to be still undefeated, and I'm going to have a huge title fight because this girl is going to have fought both of my girls and is coming after me. That's a storyline. That's Shayna's storyline right now. And either she beats [Correia] and moves on and has a bigger name, or it moves on to be my storyline."
On if Correia would deserve a title shot: "I think Shayna can f—ing handle it and will shove this s–t in this girl's face, but there's no lose in this situation. It's a huge win for Shayna, or it's a huge setup for a fight. If Miesha Tate can get a title shot and she hadn't even won a single match in the UFC, this chick who's undefeated and beat two of my friends could be a very interesting fight for me."