Bethe Correia won a unanimous decision over Jessamyn Duke at UFC 172 and then promptly - though symbollically - called out the rest of the Four Horsewomen. The leader of the pro-wrestling inspired MMA stable, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, recently guest co-hosted an episode of The Fighter and the Kid podcast along with Brendan Schaub.
During the episode, Rousey addressed the undefeated Correia and cited her as a viable future possible title contender. First, though, Rousey teammate Shayna Baszler may get her hands on the Brazilian.
“Shayna called this girl out, and I think Shayna is going to be fighting her next,” Rousey said.
"Rowdy" Ronda defends her belt next against Alexis Davis in July but thinks its possible that she could fight Correia soon after.
“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.”
Not that Rousey believes Correira will get past Baszler, however.
“I think Shayna can [expletive] handle it and will shove this [expletive] 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 [between Correia and Rousey].
In closing, Rousey managed to squeeze in another shot at her two-time foe, Miesha Tate. “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," she said.
Did you see Correia's last bout? If so, do you think she has what it takes to compete with Rousey?
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