“When you talk about women’s MMA, I say the same thing all the time, there are not enough good women to create an entire division [in the UFC],But every once in a while there will be a fight, and Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey was that fight. I mean… Miesha Tate, she’s one of the best in the world in her weight class, she’s tough and she’s nasty man. I mean to sit there, I know what it’s like to be in an arm bar, I tell you what, I would have tapped to what she didn’t tap to.”
“So as much as you heard me say two minutes ago how stupid it is not to tap you gotta respect it too,” he continued. “And she got out of that first arm bar, it would be one thing if she got in that first arm bar and was like ‘I’m not tapping.’ She got out of that first one and when Ronda Rousey gets you in an arm bar, that’s serious shit. I’ll tell you right now and I will be 100% honest with you, I was never a fan [of women's MMA]. But I will tell you this, being honest, Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate have changed my mind, they have changed my mind. I was excited for that fight, it was an awesome fight, they both looked like two skilled mixed martial artists and they changed my mind.”
“So If more Miesha Tate’s and more Ronda Rousey’s keep popping up, the answer is yes [to a female division in the UFC].”
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