Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is so confident she can destroy undefeated 135-pound contender Bethe Correia, she's even willing to travel into enemy territory to get the job done.
Straight-up Rocky IV style.
Rousey (11-0), who obliterated Cat Zingano last weekend in Los Angeles, has been "demanding" a fight against the lippy Brazilian after the hot-headed "Pitbull" disposed of her fellow Horsewomen, then talked all kinds of smack about the queen of the division.
"Rowdy" breaks it down for Jay Mohr (via MMA Fighting):
"There is this young, up-and-coming Brazilian chick with an undefeated record that beat two of my friends and has been trying to rub it in my face. Pretty much trying to get in an argument with me, because when you're in an argument with me, you're suddenly more important. I guess this chick figured that out. Messing with mama bear is a very bad idea. She might be next on my radar. I want to go and fight her in Brazil and beat her in her hometown. That would be the best way I could really feel like I've vindicated my friends, to go to her hometown and beat her in her hometown and be total Rocky IV on it."
I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!
Correia (9-0) is one of the top names on a very short list of contenders, one that also includes Jessica Eye and Holly Holm. Had "The Preacher's Daughter" secured a finish at UFC 184, she would likely be the first choice, but her split-decision win may have opened the door for someone else.
Who do you, as a fan, want to see Rousey fight next?