Bethe “Pitbull” Correia fired a few more shots at Ronda Rousey in two recent interviews, as she continues her the hunt for a shot at UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
Correia, who is 9-0 in her MMA career with three wins in the UFC, welcomed Rousey’s recent call for a fight with Correia in Correia’s hometown in Natal, Brazil — calling it a “dream come true.” But she warned the champion about the kind of gestures she threw at old rival Miesha Tate, as well.
“She is dealing with a woman with attitude this time,” Correia said in an interview with Jay Mohr Sports. “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.”
In her past two UFC appearances, Correia scored dominant wins over two of Rousey’s “stablemates” in Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler. (Duke, Baszler, and Rousey, along with Marina Shafir, have dubbed themselves “The Four Horsewomen” — modeling themselves after a popular pro wrestling outfit from the 1980’s and 1990’s.)
“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,” Correia said in an MMA Fighting interview. “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.”