Ronda Rousey no doubt hoped that her 34 second knockout of Bethe Correia at UFC 190 would shut her rival up for good, but that’s not how things have worked out
Despite landing face first onto the canvas in front of her own home fans in Brazil with an estimated one million+ watching on pay-per-view, Correia appears to have quickly dusted herself off and is right back to calling out the champion again.
“I was extremely criticized and judged by lack of respect due to a bad interpretation of the current champ,” Correia says in a new Instagram post. “All that time I saw the real face of the current champ trying to pose as a saint while she always said publicly that she wanted to make me “have a meeting with Jesus” which was her true intention. The media never gave that much coverage. I’d never would fight anyone with the intention to kill, break their neck which is something there’s no return from. I wouldn’t joke about it, because wanting to kill someone is not caring about the pain their family would feel!
So I tell @rondarousey I’m here and I’ll fight for a rematch in 2016, stronger, more mature, we’ll see each other again!
I wanted to fight you and I got it. I’ll get that chance again and I’ll have my revenge at the right time!”
Truth be told It’s hard to imagine Correia getting another shot at Rousey, certainly not in 2016. Correia managed to get a title shot ahead of schedule due to her constantly calling out the champion, but that’s not going to be enough this time around, especially as she’s not really got anything to offer ‘Rowdy’ on the mat and has already essentially been beaten at her own game on the feet.
Still, there’s plenty of potential opponents for Correia in the UFC’s bantamweight division and from the looks of things she’s determined not to just fade away and become another face in the crowd.