Ronda Rousey wants to fight Bethe Correia

Bethe Correia appears to be on a collision course with undefeated champ and UFC super star Ronda Rousey.

Brazil’s Correia has been calling out Rousey for a while now, along with her posse known as the “Four Horsewomen,” which consists of the champ herself, Marina Shafir, and the UFC’s Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler.

After beating Julie Kedzie via split decision in her UFC debut, Correia went on to beat her first “Horeswoman,” Jessamyn Duke, via unanimous decision. She then disposed of Baszler via second-round TKO at UFC 177 using brutal punches to the head and body.

After her fight, Correia called out the leader of the “Four Horsewomen,” Rousey, who later offered up a response.

“I just hope she doesn’t lose before I get a chance to beat her myself,” Rousey told

UFC president Dana White, however, said that Correia will have to get in line for a title shot.

“There’s a long list for Rousey waiting right now, so we’ll see what happens. (Bethe) is on the list. It’s a short list.”

True enough, Correia may need to beat a big name like Sara McMann, Liz Carmouche, Sarah Kauffman, or Miesha Tate before really earning a title shot. Plus, Kat Zingano and Holly Holm have garnered title interest and have yet to get their shot at “Rowdy”. Of course, there’s also the proposed big-money fight between Rousey and semi-retired Gina Carano, which is way higher on White’s priority list.

Despite White’s plans, however, this fight could come to fruition simply because Rousey wants it to.

“As soon as (Bethe) started talking, (Ronda) texted me and said, ‘I want that fight; I want it now,’” White reported. “‘I want it before someone else beats her,’ and I said, ‘Calm down, lady. You’ve got other people to fight. We’ll figure it out.’

“So Ronda wants that fight, too. We’ll see how this thing plays out.”

Even in a division teeming with talent, it’s difficult to sell any fight on the notion that the challenger can defeat the current champ. A good storyline, however, could add some spice and excitement to a Rousey fight, and Correia has that storyline, as she has already run down two of Rousey’s team mates.

White, though, doesn’t feel that this storyline helps in Correia’s campaign for the title.

“I don’t think Bethe moves up because of the rivalry; I think Bethe moves up because of what she did tonight,” White said. “That was crazy. The punches she hit (Baszler) with, I haven’t seen anything like that since (Phil) Baroni (versus) (Dave) Menne. She looked good tonight. That’s what’s going to get her a fight with Rousey.”

What do you think, Drifter Nation: Should the UFC book a fight between Rousey and Correia?

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