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Tate tells Correia to worry about getting 'knocked out in 20 seconds again'

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The war of words between bantamweights Miesha Tate and Bethe Correia continued on social media.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

A new rivalry in the women's bantamweight division recently began between top contender Miesha Tate and former title challenger Bethe Correia.

Correia has been particularly vocal since Ronda Rousey's loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. She stated that she has found a new will to fight. Accompanying this remark was a swift diss at Tate.

"I believe Miesha Tate's fights were not that great to secure her a title shot that she asks for so much. She hasn't knocked anybody out. I have," Correia told Tatame.

Tate saw the quote in an article from Bloody Elbow, and responded quickly to Correia.

Not being one to shy away from smack talk, Correia responded to Tate's comments and her recent retirement talks.

Tate threw the final verbal jab at Correia, referencing her quick knockout loss to former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Neither fighter is scheduled for an upcoming fight, meaning a match-up would make sense from a scheduling perspective. Tate, who is ranked #2 in her division, would be the overwhelming favorite against Bethe Correia, ranked #8, if they were to fight.