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Bethe Correia Vows to “Retire” Miesha Tate

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Bethe Correia (9-1) is in the mood to grant wishes as of late it would seem. In her latest interview with MMAFighting.com she stated how she wanted to gift another Women’s Bantamweight the present of retirement, and who says Christmas can’t come early?

“I woke up and there’s a tweet from Miesha Tate saying I’m not the brightest bulb on the tree,” Correia told MMAFighting.com, “and I thought to myself, Miesha is probably too bored, has nothing to do in her personal life and career, and she’s trying to throw her frustration into someone else. Ever since she was sidelined by the UFC and realized she won’t be fighting for the title anytime soon, she lost her mind.”

“She fought Ronda twice and lost twice. She got knocked out by Cat Zinzano. Why should she fight for the title again?” Correia asks. “I believe she should lose everything after such a childish behavior. She has shown she’s not ready for it, that she doesn’t respect the UFC.”

Bethe wasn’t done there.

“First of all, her wins weren’t even convincing. She has no knockout or submission in the UFC. Why is she saying she’s so more prepared than others?”

Correia also questions Tate’s desire to compete after her retirement comments.

“She said she’s so pissed off she’s willing to retire. Honestly, it was one of the most ridiculous things someone ever did in the UFC to bitch about a business decision by thepromotion,” Correia said. “Someone that really wants to make a career in MMA and fight for a title would never talk about retirement. You have to be hungry no matter what.”

“We have a new champion now, so every girl that hasn’t fought Holly is at the same level right now,” she said. “I’m not here to defend Ronda, but I’m fair, and she deserves an immediate rematch for everything she has done. But let’s say she doesn’t want that or can’t take this fight right now, so I think everyone has the same right.

“And I believe I deserve it more than Miesha because I want to become a champion, and I don’t go out there bitching about the UFC, putting Dana White against the wall, and saying I’ll retire. Dana White made the right call. It wasn’t her moment. Nobody wanted to see Miesha Tate get beat up again. Nobody wanted to see that.”

Instead of booking Tate-Holm for the UFC gold, Correia suggests she faces “Cupcake” next in sort of a “title-eliminator” bout.”

“When I lost, Meisha said I never deserved a title fight, and called me a rookie,” Correia said. “I told her to come fight me so I can show her what a rookie can do, but she never agreed to fight me because she thought she would be fighting Ronda next, and that neverhappened.”

“The UFC is keeping her in the sidelines,” she continued. “If they want me to go in there and retire Miesha, I will do my best to show the world this rookie has some knockout power and retire her. I will make your wish come true, Miesha. I can do this for you.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.