Ronda Rousey says that she is open to fighting Bethe Correia in the challenger’s home country of Brazil.
The UFC’s bantamweight champion said that beating Correia in Brazil “would be the best way I could really feel like I’ve vindicated my friends, to go to her hometown and beat her in her hometown”.
Responding to Rousey in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, Correia didn’t hold back.
“It would be a dream come true to fight her in Brazil because I want to bring the title to Brazil,” Correia told MMAFighting.com. “I’m a patriot woman and I love to fight against foreigners, especially against Americans. I love to represent Brazil. I’m motivated by pressure and responsibility, I fight better this way, and I want to bring the UFC title to my country. It’s going to be wonderful.”
The 3-0 fighter who holds win over Rousey comrades Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler said that Rousey will need someone to lean on after she humiliates her.
“I beat her little friends in the United States, one of them in her hometown, so it’s a chance for Ronda to come try to avenge her losses,” she continued. “Ronda got pissed that I beat them in front of her. I hope Ronda was a good friend, that she supported her friends when they lost to me, because she will need a shoulder to cry on after I beat her.”
Believe it or not, the subject of the champion’s middle finger has become a major point of contention between the fighters.
During a recent interview on the Jay Mohr Sports radio show, Rousey promised that she would once again give her rival ‘the finger’ before squaring off.
“I’m going to beat this chick at some point and I’m going to put a finger down and you should be not surprised which finger is left standing for her,” Rousey said.
Correia obviously wasn’t impressed by the threat.
“She said she wants to teach me a lesson in Brazil, that she’s going to put a finger in my face – and we all know which finger. But I’ll tell you one thing. She is dealing with a woman with attitude this time,” Correia responded. “I’m not Miesha Tate, who only laughed when she did that. If she comes with that, I will break her finger. I won’t let her do to me what she did to Miesha Tate. Don’t come to my country putting your finger in my face or you’re getting into trouble.”
Tags: Bethe Correia, Mixed Martial Arts, Ronda Rousey