Recently, it's been major news that Kobe Bryant - one of the greatest NBA ballers of all time - has planned his retirement for the end of this season. There's been a lot of reflecting on his excellent career and how much he's meant to the organization as a whole.
In the case of Miesha Tate, many fans will miss her when she's gone, but apparently Bethe Correia wants that to be sooner rather than later.
Here's the what Miss Correia had to say about Tate.. hint: it wasn't nice. She said this to MMAFighting.com...
"I woke up and there’s a tweet from Miesha Tate saying I’m not the brightest bulb on the tree, and I thought to myself, Miesha is probably too bored, has nothing to do in her personal life and career, and she’s trying to throw her frustration into someone else. Ever since she was sidelined by the UFC and realized she won’t be fighting for the tile anytime soon, she lost her mind."
She continued, though...
"She fought Ronda twice and lost twice. She got knocked out by Cat Zinzano. Why should she fight for the title again? I believe she should lose everything after such a childish behavior. She has shown she’s not ready for it, that she doesn’t respect the UFC. First of all, her wins weren’t even convincing. She has no knockout or submission in the UFC. Why is she saying she’s so more prepared than others?"
Correia then went into this retirement deal. In case you missed it, Miesha Tate said she was willing to retire unless UFC made what she calls some "serious changes".
Here was Correia's take:
"She said she’s so pissed off she’s willing to retire. Honestly, it was one of the most ridiculous things someone ever did in the UFC to bitch about a business decision by the promotion. Someone that really wants to make a career in MMA and fight for a title would never talk about retirement. You have to be hungry no matter what."
She had an interesting take on Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey and who deserves to fight who right now:
"We have a new champion now, so every girl that hasn’t fought Holly is at the same level right now. I’m not here to defend Ronda, but I’m fair, and she deserves an immediate rematch for everything she has done. But let’s say she doesn’t want that or can’t take this fight right now, so I think everyone has the same right.
"And I believe I deserve it more than Miesha because I want to become a champion, and I don’t go out there bitching about the UFC, putting Dana White against the wall, and saying I’ll retire. Dana White made the right call. It wasn’t her moment. Nobody wanted to see Miesha Tate get beat up again. Nobody wanted to see that."
The brutality continues, though.
"When I lost, Meisha said I never deserved a title fight, and called me a rookie. I told her to come fight me so I can show her what a rookie can do, but she never agreed to fight me because she thought she would be fighting Ronda next, and that never happened. The UFC is keeping her in the sidelines. If they want me to go in there and retire Miesha, I will do my best to show the world this rookie has some knockout power and retire her. I will make your wish come true, Miesha. I can do this for you."