Bethe: ‘They all hate me because I’m the biggest female draw there is’

Former UFC title challenger Bethe Correia believes she is the biggest draw in the women’s bantamweight division.

Earlier this month, Correia headlined a UFC Fight Night event in Singapore against former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm.

The fight ended with Holm landing a picture-perfect head kick that knocked out the Brazilian fighter. Following the loss, Correia was given a six-month medical suspension.

“I left (the Octagon) and my mouth was bleeding a little, and I had the feeling of having my teeth loose,” Correia told MMA Fighting.

“They asked me to have my dentist evaluating it, but it’s all good. I won’t stay away from fighting for six months. Haters will watch Bethe back in the Octagon and winning again. Sometimes a defeat makes me hungrier, more anxious to come back and silence the haters.

“I also believe UFC female fighters hate me the most. They hate me, they want to fight me. They hate me because win, lose or draw, I promote more and draw more audience than all of them combined.”