Could Bethe Correia Be Ronda Rousey’s Next Fight?

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Bethe Correia has a fight coming up against Shayna Baszler at UFC 177, and the outcome of that fight could give us some insight as to what we can expect if she were to fight Ronda Rousey, whom she expressed she wants to fight soon.

She isn’t called “The Pitbull” for nothing. According to SportsWorldNews.com, she said,

I will get there. I want a title shot and I will get there by talking or fighting – or both. I want the title and nobody can stop me.

She has already beat one of the Four Horsewomen, Jessamyn Duke, and Baszler could be the second. If you’ve seen her fight, you know she’d make a pretty good opponent for Rousey. She’s fierce and fast and could really test the boundaries of Rousey’s intelligent and instinctual strategies. Also to her advantage? She’s not scared. Talking the talk is a pretty big deal and thus far, only Miesha Tate has been outspoken when preparing for a fight against Rousey. Perhaps it pays off because talking tough will put a fighter in the right mindset. You can’t go into a fight against Rousey doubting yourself or else you may as well tap out.

Here’s Bethe Correia at UFC 172:

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Fingers Crossed For UFC 182 to Bring Us Rousey vs Carano

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When Ronda Rousey says that Gina Carano is “the worst style match up” for her, what does she mean?
According to an artcle on MMAJunkie.com, Rousey is referring to Gina’s ability to knock someone out with just one punch. It’s not that she’s afraid, but she knows where her own strengths are and perhaps avoiding that one punch is something for which she’d have to train before getting into the cage with Gina.

Carano hasn’t competed since 2009, but it’s possible she’s still been keeping in shape enough to make the transition back into professional fighting. There’s something to be said about Rousey’s certainty that Carano would be an absolute challenge for her. After all, she’s been fighting against women who are IN training, and yet they still can’t offer much of a fight. With the time Carano has been away from the sport, it’s very telling of her reputation that after so many years away, she can still cause a sense of doubt in the current bantamweight champion.

According to Rousey, Carano has been training for months, so she won’t just be jumping into the cage without preparation.

As we know, UFC 182 is the night we’re looking forward to because the main event is Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, and it would only be made that much better if by then we could also see Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano. Imagine it! If only Dana White could just smooth out all of the “complications” in signing Carano with the UFC.

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In Search of Fighters For Ronda Rousey

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The women’s bantamweight division wasn’t easy to create. Female fighters had to work really hard to make it matter and Ronda Rousey set out to prove to Dana White that it was worth the effort. Sure enough, the drama between Rousey and Miesha Tate helped bring attention to the sport, even if it was off to a negative start.

Since then, Ronda has had her fair share of disappointments, but she’s trudged through them knowing that in the end, there would be good results for women in the UFC. For example, she thought the other head coach for The Ultimate Fighter 18 would be Cat Zingano. She wasn’t informed when they switched her out for her rival, Miesha Tate, so she felt this was done intentionally and behind her back. If you watched the season, then you know this rivalry saw new dimensions as Tate pulled pranks to get under Rousey’s skin, and a few times they inched towards a public brawl but Rousey managed to keep her cool as much as possible. There were plenty of in-your-face moments and middle fingers flying around, but still, the season gave us a look at some great female fighters like Jessamyn Duke, Julianna Pena, Roxanne Modafferi, Raquel Pennington, Sarah Moras, Shayna Baszler, Peggy Morgan, and Jessica Rakoczy.

Now, when it comes to Ronda being the women’s bantamweight champion, it’s hard to see who could possibly be a worthy opponent at this point. She’s already shown that she can take even an Olympian fighter down in less than a minute, so what hope do any of the current fighters have if they want a shot at the title?

This is why conversations about Chris Justiane and Gina Carano continue to happen. The only thing keeping Rousey and Cyborg from fighting is their difference in weight. Cyborg may not want to cut ten more pounds to get to Rousey’s weight level, and it’s not likely that Rousey wants to add ten pounds to her own frame. Cyborg is currently fighting with Invicta and has never fought at 135 pounds, but apparently will be giving it a try in a fight soon. If she can fight at that weight, it’s possible she’ll be able to go against Rousey. Rousey can possibly also look forward to a fight with Cat Zingano and Holly Holm, the boxing legend who was recently signed. If you’re still holding your breath for Gina Carano, don’t bother. The rumors are too much hype with no substance.

In the end, whoever comes along to fight Rousey is only going to help make the sport even more dramatic and mainstream. People do care to see what happens to the champion and we do want to see an awesome fight, one that shows us Rousey’s boundaries and weaknesses and how she can possibly bounce back from any unexpected moves from new opponents.

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The Four Horsewomen Visit Summer Slam and Help Stephanie McMahon Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

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Anyone watching WWE’s Summer Slam got a glimpse of Ronda Rousey, her crew, and Jon Jones enjoying their favorite wrestlers in the ring. Rousey has been very open about what a huge fan she is of professional wrestling. We even wondered for a while if she was tempted to leave the UFC in order to pursue a career in the WWE. Obviously, that’s not going to happen, but she and her roommates are huge fans of it, calling themselves “The Four Horsewomen” as a sort of homage to “The Four Horsemen.” Could Ronda be the Ric Flair of her own crew? Stephanie McMahon acknowledged them as she walked by and held up four fingers in their direction.

Overall, it seemed like a very fun night for the UFC champs as they got to fan out over a very entertaining Pay Per View event.

And, as I’m sure you’ve noticed all over social media, there’s an ice bucket challenge that’s been going around where people dump ice water over themselves in order to raise awareness for ALS and raise donations. Well, Stephanie McMahon took the challenge and nominated: The San Francisco 49ers, the cast of Total Divas, and and every member of the WWE universe. Then, this happened:

The Four Horsewomen dumped a trash barrel of ice water all over Stephanie.

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