Bethe Correia put a beating on Shayna Baszler at UFC 177, and now holds wins over half of the Four Horsewomen. She wants to make a complete sweep of the high-profile team in the UFC — Marina Shafir fights at 145 lbs on regional promotions — and has called out the leader in Ronda Rousey.
The UFC women’s bantamweight champion promptly expressed interest in the fight as well, but if it wasn’t pronounced enough, behind the scenes she apparently contacted Dana White and was demanding for the fight.
“As soon as (Correia) started talking, she texted me and said, ‘I want that fight. I want it now. I want it before someone else beats her'”, White said during the UFC 177 media scrum.
“I said, ‘Calm down, lady. You’ve got other people to fight. We’ll figure it out.’ There’s a long list for Rousey waiting right now, so we’ll see what happens.”
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Rousey has already beaten most of the top 10, so there’s actually a very short list of contenders for her at the moment.
Cat Zingano could get the next shot if she wins at UFC 178 against Amanda Nunes, but they’re also waiting on how the Gina Carano negotiations develop. As for other candidates, Holly Holm has yet to make her UFC debut, and Cyborg is still with Invicta planning to drop to bantamweight.
Rousey is currently doing rehab on a minor knee surgery and is targeting a January return. She tells us that she wants to compete at UFC 182 alongside Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier.
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