Bethe Correia’s call-out of Miesha Tate this week garnered a lukewarm response from the former Strikeforce Champ, but led to further back and forth between the two on social media this week.
It began with Tate responding to someone on Twitter who suggested she take the “easy” money fight against Correia after the call out.
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) November 29, 2015
That led to a response from Correia, to which Tate had yet another comment to make.
@bethecorreia why don’t you worry about yourself before you get knocked out in 20 seconds again.
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) November 30, 2015
Correia didn’t want Tate to have the final word, so she came back with one more dig on Tate’s current contender status:
Penick’s Analysis: Tate’s shrugged it off a bit, but the Correia fight is absolutely one to take for her. Correia’s got a name from which Tate could benefit, and it’s not a fight that really represents much in the way of adversity for Tate. It’s not meant as disrespect to Correia, but the simple fact of the division is that Correia has proven nothing. Tate has beaten much better fighters, and her losses have all come to elite competition. Correia, at this stage in her career, does not represent elite competition, and Tate could bolster her title hopes by taking the Brazilian out in a high profile matchup. The fight might just be the right one to make for Tate, and if she wants to be back in title contention, it may be the best way for her to get there.
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