UFC: Rousey-Correia Seek Title Fight




UFC 177 women’s bantamweight winner Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (9-0) is still hankering for a shot at the UFC women’s bantamweight title that is currently held by “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (10-0). Correia is determined to work her way through Rousey’s group of mixed martial arts women who call themselves “The Four Horsewomen” in order to get her shot at the group’s Ric Flair in Rousey.

“My message to Ronda: If there’s someone who will retire without any losses in the UFC, it’s going to be me,” said Correia, “I’m going to retire with the belt, not her.”

The desire for a fight isn’t a solitary fantasy for the Brazilian but apparently, due to Correia’s mission to dismantle “The Four Horsewomen” has become a mutual ambition between the two fighters.

“As soon as [Correia] starting talking, she texted me and said, “I want that fight; I want it now. I want it before someone else beats her,” said UFC President Dana White of Rousey’s angling for the fight, “and I said, ‘Calm down, lady. You’ve got other people to fight. We’ll figure it out.’”

However, Correia hasn’t finished making her case for a fight.

“I have a message for Ronda Rousey,” said the “Pitbull”, “I want her belt and I’m coming to take it, the belt is going to be mine.”

Correia has now taken down two of “The Four Horsewomen”, first defeating Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (3-2, 1 NC) and then beating Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (15-9) at UFC 177.

“In the first round, she was grappling with me but I had a chance to adjust a little bit. My corners told me to use my hands and that’s what I did in the second round,” said Correia of the Baszler fight, “I’ve been working on my boxing for the last two months. My plan was to go for the body and gas her out, and that’s exactly what I did.”

It’s beginning to look as though if these two women get their way a title fight might be in the works.

About Mark West

Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting.

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