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UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is giving credit where credit is due. And that credit is going to Bethe Correia.

After defeating Jessamyn Duke last month, Correia made a motion with her hand signaling that was one down, three to go in regards to the “Four Horsewomen.” The MMA stable consists of Rousey, Duke, Shayna Baszler and Marina Shafir.

Rousey (9-0), who is set to face Alexis Davis later this year, discussed what Correia (8-0) did while co-hosting “The Fighter & The Kid” podcast with Brendan Schaub.

“It’s smart. That’s what they needed to do. The girls are (expletive) taking a cue by getting people interested,” Rousey said (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for transcribing). “This chick is undefeated. She’s fighting Shayna (likely next), so Shayna’s UFC debut is either going to be a huge win for Shayna or this girl is going to be still undefeated.

“That’s a storyline.”

It’s interesting to hear Rousey talk about the division like this, but you understand how she knows the best way to make money is to gain interest in the fights. Correia gets it, and she might be well on her way to a title shot with another victory.

Days Of Old: One-Night Tourney Back In MMA World

The days of old are returning in Oklahoma, as BattleGrounds MMA is hosting a one-night, eight-fighter tournament. The event takes place June 27 from the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Six of the eight have already been signed for the welterweight tournament, which will see the winner pocket $50,000.

The bracket includes Dennis Hallman, Cody McKenzie, Chris Honeycutt, Luigi Fioravanti, David Mitchell and Josh Bryant.

Kenny Monday, a former Olympic wrestler, is in charge of BattleGrounds MMA. He stated plans to hold a lottery drawing after weigh-ins to determine the bracket.

“We’re excited to have assembled a group of incredibly talented and accomplished athletes for this landmark tournament,” he said. “The one-night tournament is truly the toughest test physically and mentally in all of combative sports.

Hallman is a veteran of the MMA world, compiling a 53-14-2 record over his career with two wins over Matt Hughes, while McKenzie (15-4) is an alum of The Ultimate Fighter and recently competed for the UFC. Honeycutt (4-0) is a former NCAA wrestling runner-up, while Mitchell (14-4) is a protege of Urijah Faber. Fiorvanti (24-11) is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Bryant (14-4) is an alum of TUF.

WWE Superstar Receives Help From MMA Fighters

Josh Barnett, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler are showing their allegiances to pro wrestling run deep, helping train current WWE superstar Nattie Neidhart.

Neidhart comes from the great Hart family, which has produced countless stars in pro wrestling. Neidhart is a former WWE Divas champion.

Barnett has competed in numerous pro wrestling matches during his career, while Duke and Baszler are part of the “Four Horsewomen” stable with UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Marina Shafir.

Tito Ortiz

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz didn’t have the same luck this time with his visit to the courthouse. Ortiz, who received custody of his children in a battle with Jenna Jameson, was given probation and fined for a January DUI.

Ortiz crashed his car into the freeway after attending a party. According to TMZ, the current Bellator fighter was fined an undisclosed amount and put on 36 months probation.

He will return to action next month at Bellator 120 against middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a non-title bout. Ortiz is returning after years away and another neck surgery.

Mixed Martial Animations Is Back, With GSP/Diaz Questioning Overeem

Officers Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz – yes, Nick Diaz – have arrested Alistair Overeem and are in the process of interrogating him on his obsession with exotic animals.

Wait, what? Feel like you stumbled on to the wrong MMA site?

This is the latest installment in Mixed Martial Animations created by Pouya Rebek. This is part two in the series featuring GSP and Diaz.

Check out all his videos here, while the latest episode can be viewed below.

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