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Miesha Tate will 'teach' Bethe Correia 'a lesson,' promises her 'a brutal beatdown'

"Cupcake" still desires a matchup with UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm, but will heed the numerous calls of "Pitbull."

Aside from the obvious question on the minds of many in the mixed martial arts (MMA) world, which is when Ronda Rousey will make her return to UFC following a debilitating knockout loss (video) at the hands of Holly Holm, is who will No. 2-ranked women's Bantamweight contender Miesha Tate face next?

Following an intervention by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, in which the former revoked "Cupcake's" shot at the ex-women's Bantamweight queenpin "Rowdy," the 29-year-old contemplated retirement.

But, after Rousey's title loss last month at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV), it seemed like Tate was back in the mix atop the female 135-pound class and ready to challenge "Preacher's Daughter."

Unfortunately, White has other plans once again, which means Tate could take another bout against former title challenger Bethe Correira in the interim.

The Xtreme Couture gym representative speaks with the crew at Inside MMA about a tilt with "Pitbull:"

"She's just really been annoying, honestly, and for the longest time I've kind of just ignored it. I didn't really think she was worth my time, but I thought that after Ronda shut her up she would maybe get the point that she shouldn't act like that and act so ignorant. Obviously she didn't, so if that's the fight she wants, I'd be willing to step in there and teach her a lesson. Obviously, she needs a more brutal beatdown than the one Ronda gave her."

The Brazilian, Correia, was last seen being pummeled by Rousey at UFC 190 back in August and has since called out Tate multiple times.

However, that could be nixed if White has a change of heart, or if UFC decides to slot Tate against rising contender Amanda Nunes at UFC 195 next month, though that seems unlikely at this juncture.

Whatever the case may be, Tate still has her hopes hung on a potential title jaunt with Holm.

"I really want that title shot, but I understand that's probably not going to happen," Tate said.

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