No one ever claimed that Bethe Correia was a smart person. After getting absolutely decimated by Ronda Rousey, in a fight Bethe never should’ve been in, she, like all the other butthurt opponents that Ronda finished with ease, are coming out to talk shit about Ronda now that the chips are down. In speaking to MMA Fighting, Bethe made it clear that hindsight is 20/20, and that she’s an expert at fighting:
“She believed she’s a striker, forgot her background, but Holly did not. Holly knows she’s a striker. Ronda became champion using her judo, not her boxing, but she still wanted to strike with a boxer. That was her mistake. And it was wonderful to watch her get beat up, making mistakes. I loved it.”
“Ronda was overrated, we just needed someone to get in there and kill her game,” she said. “Thank God someone showed up to end with this empire. It was boring to have her there because I know how fake she is, and know the UFC can show that there are many other great bantamweights in the roster, not only Ronda. There are other fighters that can represent the bantamweight division as good as she did. We needed this. The UFC can now support the entire division, there can be other champions.
“I was cheering for Holly. Ronda never had anything special, in my opinion. She had her merits, but she won fights because her opponents made many mistakes when facing her, and she knew how to make everyone pay for their mistakes. I knew Holly had what it takes to win, but I had no idea if she would be mentally prepared to do that. She had focus, a good head, and that made the difference.”
So what mistake did Bethe make? She, with a questionable resume and weak skills? Why is someone who got slept almost instantly allowed to talk like this?