Resurgent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia is back in the win column, thanks to a split decision win over Jessica Eye at the UFC 203 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
And she's already set her sights on bigger and better things.
That includes former division champion Miesha Tate, who was engaged in a brief Twitter war with "The Pitbull" late last year. It all started when "Cupcake" told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that Correia looked like a rookie in her knockout loss to then-champion Ronda Rousey.
From Combate (via Bloody Elbow):
"There's one person I have some business I need to take care of, and I want to take care of it, who is Miesha Tate. It's someone who's always on my mind. She started talking trash to me on social media and campaigned on Twitter to fight me. She was the first one to criticize when they announced my fight with Ronda Rousey. She said I didn't deserve it and made fun of me. When I lost, she made fun of the way I lost. It's something I have stuck in my throat until this day. I really want to fight her and make her feel like a newcomer. I'll be different when I fight her. I would fight her at a catchweight, on the prelims, main card and any event, even in her own backyard. Just the two of us, if she wants to, just so she can see I'm better than her."
Sounds like the recipe for a "brutal beatdown."
Tate was on the wrong end of a submission loss at the UFC 200 extravaganza last July, falling to Amanda Nunes and losing her division strap in the process. No doubt "Cupcake" will be looking to get back into action by the end of the year and the Brazilian is currently available.
Sounds like a no-brainer.