Ronda Rousey Next Fight: Bethe Correia Wants Revenge, But Unsure If 'Rowdy' Will Decide to Return

By Joe Bacaron, Posted: 03/14/17 05:25PM EDT

Bethe Correia is still smarting from the submission defeat she suffered at the hands of Ronda Rousey right in her hometown two years ago. While the Brazilian wants a rematch, she is resigned to the fact that she will not get a chance to avenge the devastating defeat.

"Rowdy" beat "Pitbull" at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Rousey needed just 34 seconds to beat Correia. However, the former UFC women's bantamweight suffered two consecutive defeats against Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.

For now, there is no word yet on when Rousey's next fight would be. This is the reason why Correia does not think that she will get her chance at Rousey. The last fight against Nunes was indicative of where the part-time actress is right now in her career.

"A fight is not just about what you train, half of the fight is your head," she said. "You can have the best camp or your life but you're not mentally there, nothing works."

Nevertheless, Correia expressed sympathy for Rousey even if she considers Rowdy his fiercest rival. "I'm her enemy in the sport and in the personal area for everything that happened between us, but even enemies respect each other," she said.

Correia added that she was also called arrogant, or was overrated just like Rousey. "I know I could have done better against Ronda, and I know Ronda could have done better against Amanda," she added.

Nunes, for her part, also doesn't know if Rousey will ever fight again. But she will give her a rematch if Rowdy will ask for it. For now, however, the former bantamweight champion "needs to take some time to recover."

"I want to see Ronda coming back, her finishing her career with a win. Every athlete deserves that. I don't want it to end this way because it's sad," she added.

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