Bethe Correia Accepts Miesha Tate’s Challenge, Believes She Is UFC’s Next Champion

Bethe Correia has a message for Miesha Tate… she isn’t going anywhere.

Tate recently spoke to and the former Strikeforce champion took the opportunity to challenge Correia because she thought it would be an instant contender for ‘Fight of the Night’ honours on any card it was placed on.

“I really want to fight Bethe Correia,” Tate told “She’s doing really well and she’s not afraid to engage in a fight. She’s undefeated and she has an exciting style of fighting. My last two opponents that I beat just wanted to grab a hold of me and take me to the ground. They did not want to throw punches with me at all. It’s not as fun for me. I like people that want to stand up and fight. I feel like Correia is well rounded and we could win fight of the night.”

It didn’t take long for Correia accept the challenge, where she also said that she would welcome a stand-up contest.

“Everyone knows I want to be the champion,” Correia told FOX Sports through an translator. “And fight the champion is something I’ve looked for, something I worked to get. I have no idea why Tate decided to appear in this history. But everyone knows me and knows how I am, I never back away from a fight, I am Bethe Correia. I never run from a challenge. Whoever challenges me make sure to use a good mouthpiece because I’ll answer to it in the Octagon with punches to the mouth.”

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