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Britain Beltran says Bec Rawlings called her a ‘p*ssy’ to initiate post-fight exchange, insists beef is not squashed

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Things between Britain Beltran and Bec Rawlings remain unsettled.

Despite trading blows in their highly anticipated rematch at Friday’s BKFC 26, Beltran says the rivalry isn’t over with Rawlings. Beltran, who lost a decision to Rawlings in 2018, evened the score by defeating Rawlings in a unanimous decision.

Immediately after their flyweight contest ended, the two got into a fiery verbal exchange.

“As soon as the bell rung, sometimes after a fight you dap up, you hug, shake hands, (but) as soon as it ended she was like, ‘P*ssy,'” Beltran told MMA Junkie. “And to me, I was like, ‘Have good sportsmanship, Britain.’ But unfortunately, lesson learned, and this is a lesson I’ve learned all my life: It’s not the person that hits first, it’s the person that hits second. In school, that’s how I got suspended. In life, that’s how I got suspended. She called me something first, and I retaliated.”


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Beltran is open to a trilogy bout with Rawlings in the future and insists their issues remain unsettled.

“She called me out of name, so we still have pretty big beef, so the fight doesn’t squash it,” Beltran said. “But again, I had a split decision, one judge thought I won the first fight and I had no experience. This one was a clear decision. So again, yeah, I’m up for the rematch, but you’ll pay me twice what I did this time.”

The former title challenger hopes to get the next shot at the BKFC women’s flyweight belt. Champion Christine Ferea makes her first title defense against Taylor Starling in the main event of BKFC 28 in August.

Beltran sees the win over Rawlings as the biggest of her career. Not only does she think it sets her next in line for a title, but thinks it proved her progression in the sport.

“This win means more than any other I’ve ever had,” Beltran said. “It’s more than Paige VanZant because I was the underdog. I’ve beaten some really big obstacles, but I’ve never beaten anything that’s beaten me before. I’ve never done that, and I really needed that to show the world that not only can you beat big things, but you can beat things that have beaten you before.”