UFC president Dana White mentioned this past weekend that UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey might just have cleaned out her division with a convincing win over Cat Zingano later this month.
Bethe Correia didn’t appreciate that.
Correia, unbeaten in her MMA career, is coming off back-to-back wins over Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” fighters, Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke.
“Before fighting me, Ronda needs to beat me,” she told Globo in an interview. “If she beat me (then) I’ll agree with what Dana White said.
“When I fight Ronda, I will make a revolution in the UFC. Dana will look at women’s MMA differently. It will be a new generation of UFC because I will show you what is the female MMA.”
Correia (9-0) has stopped two of her nine opponents, including Baszler, since turning pro in 2012. She debuted in the UFC with a split decision victory over Julie Kedzie.
Along with earning victories, the Brazilian has made it her mission to call out Rousey, using hand gestures after her performances to signal losses by Baszler and Duke.