As it gets closer to August 1, 2015, the publicity for the upcoming match Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia will have at UFC 190 amplifies. The Inquisitr reported on such news, including a time when Rousey made an appearance on The View to let everyone know she has “99 problems but a Bethe ain’t one.” The improvised quote taken from the famous Jay-Z song is genius because Correia’s first name phonetically sounds like “betch.” All one has to do is replace the “e” with an “i” for people to understand to relevance.
Despite how confident Ronda Rousey may be going into her fight, it is dwarfed by the confidence Bethe Correia has. As a matter of fact, that is the greatest weapon Correia has in her upcoming fight against Rousey, not her ability in he clinch or her striking power, but her confidence.
According to MMA Fighting, Bethe Correia participated in a Q&A with fans before Friday’s UFC Fight Night 67 weigh-ins in Goiânia, Brazil. In it, Correia showcased her confidence, starting first with a promise that she’d perform better than Vitor Belfort. Correia is referencing Belfort’s loss to Chris Weidman for the UFC Middleweight Championship back on May 23 at UFC 187.
“I don’t fear anything. Fear comes, and I reject it. Vitor has a lot of qualities, but I’m different than him. He has the conditioning and psychology of a great fighter, but he’s not like me. I’m a fighter that grows under pressure. I don’t put my head down under pressure. I don’t get desperate and give up.”
“What happened with Vitor is that he lost himself with the pressure. It was an important title for him. He’s a great athlete, but the pressure of the title was a big weight for him. But I believe a lot in myself, in my striking. I will win.”
The atmosphere of confidence intensified when the discussion focused on Ronda Rousey. According to the Bleacher Report, Bethe Correia confidently predicted her fight with Rousey, explaining that she’d win with two punches, one of them technically not needed for the win.
“I will only need two punches to beat her. The first punch will be to knock that mole off her face. I want to take that mole out of there. And the second punch will be to knock her out. I need two punches.”
Such brashness is quite insulting, but that comes as nothing new pertaining to Bethe Correia. For example, Correia purposely took out two of Ronda Rousey’s friends (Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler) — whom Rousey calls “family” — just to persuade Rousey to give her a title shot. Bethe Correia even crossed the line by joking about Rousey’s father committing suicide.
In conclusion, Bethe Correia’s confidence better pay off because it reportedly has caused the unleashing of a Ronda Rousey fans have never seen before. Rousey is frustrated Correia is “selling the fight” by attacking her friends and family. MMA fans believe Correia’s confidence is truly hubris which will result in her downfall. On the other hand, some have claimed the reaction Rousey showed is exactly what Correia wants.
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