Beth Correia has earned a shot at Ronda Rousey. As a result, the question is not if… but when.
Shayna Baszler marks the second Horsewoman that Correia has taken out as she continues her match to a title shot and the storyline of her going after Rousey’s teammates can certainly sell the fight well. With that said, UFC President Dana White wants to make it clear that a potential match between Rousey and Correia isn’t about the chase as much as it is about rewarding Correia for her recent string of victories.
“I don’t think Bethe moves up because of the rivalry; I think Bethe moves up because of what she did tonight,” UFC president Dana White said the post-fight press conference at Sleep Train Arena. “That was crazy. The punches she hit (Baszler) with, I haven’t seen anything like that since (Phil) Baroni (against) (Dave) Menne. She looked good tonight. That’s what’s going to get her a fight with Rousey.”
While a Rousey/Correia match would mean postponing a potential superfight between the champion and Gina Carano, with negotiations with Carano till stagnated, Correia just might be next. The other option would be the undefeated Cat Zingano who next meets Amanda Nunes at UFC 178 later this month.
Tags: Bethe Correia, Mixed Martial Arts, Ronda Rousey