Rousey: Correia 'could be a very interesting fight for me'


At this past weekend's UFC 172, Bethe Correia won her second fighg in the UFC, defeating Jessamyne Duke by decision. After the bout, Correia made a gesture that she just had just defeated the first of the 'four horsewomen', a group of fighters led by Ronda Rousey.

The women's divisions is still pretty small and another win could earn Correia at shot at champion Ronda Rousey, a matchup that the champ is definitely interested in:

“This chick is undefeated,” Rousey said. “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.”

“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,” Rousey said. “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.”

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xsrg95 site profile image  

5/4/14 10:59 PM by xsrg95

bethe could out work her.

Oontyex site profile image  

5/4/14 10:49 PM by Oontyex

Shayna fought the best there was available at the time and was part of legitimizing wmma by being one of the few wmma fighters at the time with a developed technical game (especially for outside of japan).She has all the tools to string wins together to make a run at the title. Hopefully we see it happen. Appreciate and respect what she's given mma fans even though I don't like the pro wrestling style she's recently chosen as a means to try and build hype

Brandonbrazell site profile image  

5/3/14 1:10 PM by Brandonbrazell

Lol Jose isn't flywieght champ silly

StelioKontos site profile image  

5/3/14 12:37 PM by StelioKontos

jessica andrade destroys bethe correia i guarantee it

Endowedwelter site profile image  

5/3/14 12:26 PM by Endowedwelter

See above, everything's going to just fine.

Chulio site profile image  

5/3/14 11:37 AM by Chulio

All this talk about who deserves to fight who. Who gets a title shot with a limited number of fights is all because the talent pool is way too small. It will take years before it is solid.Meanwhile the spin will have to do until then.

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

5/3/14 9:38 AM by JustAnotherMMAFan

I can't wait to see the betting odds. Even Ronda is kind of counting Baszler out. 

danggook site profile image  

5/3/14 8:54 AM by danggook

same here. I think that would be a more interesting fight

Dreville79 site profile image  

5/3/14 8:43 AM by Dreville79

Says the biggest knob on the UG

Dreville79 site profile image  

5/3/14 8:28 AM by Dreville79

Bethe is really promising, but this stance from Ronda is trying to get to fight her before she's ready because in a couple of years she could be a real threat in my opinion. She'll destroy Shayna though