If a title shot isn't in the cards for Miesha Tate, maybe a grudge match will be on the table.
Tate told Inside MMA on Friday that she would be willing to face Bethe Correia next given Correia's rants against her on Twitter.
"If that's the fight that she wants, I'd be willing to step in there and teach her a lesson," Tate said. "Obviously, she needs a more brutal beatdown than Ronda gave her and I'd be happy to do that."
Ronda Rousey knocked out Correia in 34 seconds at UFC 190 in August. That has not stopped Correia from wisely trying to pick fights with popular women's bantamweights on social media. Tate is just the latest. Correia has particularly highlighted recent comments about Tate regarding retirement.
"The UFC is keeping her on the sidelines," Correia told MMA Fighting. "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."
What Tate really wants is a title shot against Holly Holm, who knocked Rousey out at UFC 193 last month. But if she doesn't get it and Holm's next fight against Rousey, Tate would be willing to face Correia in the meantime.
"She's really just annoying me honestly and for the longest time I just kind of ignored it," Tate said. "I didn't think she was really worth my time. I thought after Ronda shut her up she would kind of get the point that maybe she shouldn't act like that and act so ignorant. Obviously, she didn't."