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Bethe Correia on Ronda Rousey: ‘I’ll do her a favor and knock that mole off her face with a punch’

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Cynthia Vance, MMA Fighting

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is scheduled to defend her title against Cat Zigano on Feb. 28, and Bethe Correia is hoping to get a shot at the UFC star next.

Forced to decline a bout with Miesha Tate due to an injury, Correia eyes a return to the Octagon in March, and vows to finish any opponent in the first round -- even Rousey.

"I will knock Ronda out in the first round," Correia told MMAFighting.com. "I want her to beat Zigano fast and without injuries, so we can fight right after. I want to be the one to take her title.

"I will knock Ronda out in the first round, but first I’ll do her a favor and knock that mole off her face with a punch."

Coming off three straight wins under the UFC banner and undefeated so far in her professional career with a 9-0 record, Correia wants to start finishing all of her fights via knockout.

"People know me as the horsewomen killer. I killed two already, and I will kill the number one next," Correia said. "I’m cleared to fight in March, and I will fight whoever they want. Whoever steps inside the Octagon with me will go down. I want to be known as the greatest knockout artist in the UFC."