Ronda Rousey made waves recently when she said that she could beat any female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist in the world, gi or no-gi, in grappling. The brash statement was nothing new for the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion and it drew the expected response from the BJJ community.
Now, lightweight and open class jiu-jitsu world champion, Bia Mesquita would like to take her up on the challenge.
“She’s completely wrong,” Mesquita told MMAFighting.com. “She has no idea of what is like to fight a jiu-jitsu world champion in the black belt division.”
“I already considered moving to MMA only to get her, but I don’t have to think about it anymore since she’s willing to compete in a jiu-jitsu match,” she said. “I think she gets too much credit and is not even that good. Her striking is regular, and she has a lot to improve on the ground. It would be great to fight her and show what a real ground game and jiu-jitsu are.”
“It would be great if Metamoris could put up this challenge. Nobody would miss it,” she said. “It would be an honor to represent the female jiu-jitsu (against Rousey). I would also stop this talk that she’s unbeatable.”
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