A new rivalry in the women's bantamweight division recently began between top contender Miesha Tate and former title challenger Bethe Correia.
Correia: Tate 'doesn't deserve to fight for title'
Bethe Correia talks about the time she spent training at AKA, as well as also wanting to fight Miesha Tate, who she considers her second biggest rival.
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.
@bethecorreia why don't you worry about yourself before you get knocked out in 20 seconds again.— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) November 30, 2015
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.