Bethe Correia made an impact at UFC 172 when she topped Jessamyn Duke.
However, it was her move after the bout that made the biggest headlines, as the Brazilian signaled one down, three to go with her fingers. That was in reference to the “Four Horsewomen,” a group of female fighters led by UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
The quartet also consists of Duke, The Ultimate Fighter alum Shayna Baszler and recently-turned-pro Marina Shafir.
“They were tweeting me and provoking me all the time,” said Correia, in a post-fight interview with MMAjunkie.com. “One of them is called a weapon in Brazil, and I just want to say I’m bulletproof.”
Duke’s nickname, “The Gun,” was what Correia was referring to. She is now a perfect 8-0 in her career with two wins inside the Octagon over Duke and veteran Julie Kedzie.
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