Bea Mesquita is a well-decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, becoming a world champion under the famous Leticia Riberio. When she hears Ronda Rousey talked about as if she’s unbeatable, it bothers the Gracie Humaita student.
Mesquita, who told MMAFighting.com that she was once considering a move to MMA just to silence the UFC female bantamweight champion, believes now the door is open for her to challenge Rousey in another arena.
“It would be great if Metamoris could put up this challenge. Nobody would miss it,” Mesquita said. “It would be an honor to represent the female jiu-jitsu. I would also stop this talk that she’s unbeatable.”
Rousey will face Alexis Davis this weekend at UFC 175 in the co-main event as she attempts to secure another successful title defense. Recently, Rousey made claims that she could beat anybody in any sport.
“I already considered moving to MMA only to get her, but I don’t have to think about it anymore since she’s willing to compete in a jiu-jitsu match,” Mesquita said. “I think she gets too much credit and is not even that good. Her striking is regular, and she has a lot to improve on the ground.
“It would be great to fight her and show what a real ground game and jiu-jitsu are.”
Davis, Rousey’s opponent, is a well-trained jiu-jitsu fighter, having secured the rank of black belt.
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