If there is anyone in the UFC today who has proven to be aggressive in mind games, it is Bethe Correia. As a testament to this fact, Correia’s mind games towards her UFC 190 opponent Ronda Rousey are unbelievable. For starters, “Pitbull” targeted “Rowdy” by picking (instigating) and defeating Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler. Both of them are Rousey’s friends who she also considers family. Not only that, Correia has openly declared war against the “Four Horsewomen,” a training/sparring team Duke, Baszler, and Rousey are a part of.
However, the most ruthless mind game Bethe Correia has ever used was when she said she hoped Ronda Rousey doesn’t commit suicide after she loses. That is a heartless statement given the fact that Rousey’s father committed suicide when she was younger.
Despite how inappropriate Bethe Correia can be with her mind games, it is proving to be quite entertaining, or at least hype-building. As a result, reports show Bethe Correia has now extended her tenure in UFC with a new contract just months before her fight against Ronda Rousey at UFC 190.
According to MMA Fighting, Bethe Correia inked a new contract recently. Correia made the good news known to her fans via her official Instagram page in the form of a selfie while holding her new UFC contract in her hand.
Not bad for a UFC fighter who technically only has two wins in UFC (though Bethe Correia is 9-0-0 in MMA). Anyways, Correia also wrote a statement expressing her gratitude and promise to fans. Since the statement is in Portuguese, Bloody Elbow was nice enough to translate it to English.
“I’m really happy today. With hard work, blood, sweat, punches to the face and much more… I’m renewing my contract with the UFC for eight more fights. I will be able to give my fans at least eight fights on TV, and follow my life and my camps. I will always do my best.”
As mentioned earlier, Bethe Correia is in for the biggest fight of her UFC career as she takes on Ronda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight championship. Their showdown will happen at UFC 190 on August 1, 2015 in the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
[Featured Image via Zuffa, Post Image via Bethe Correia’s Instagram]