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Monday, 04/15/2013, 07:31 am

Miesha Tate “Pissed” With Ref Stoppage In Zingano Bout


“I’m pissed to say the least. I’m definitely not happy. I still feel like I was in the fight. I don’t for one second feel like it should have been stopped. I’m a fighter and I wanted to keep fighting.”

“Kim came in and told me before we ever left the locker room that, ‘If I warn you to move, all I need to know is that you want to stay in the fight. I felt that I did that. I got from the bottom, up. I got kneed a few times on the way. I tried to shoot another shot, and the fight was stopped.

“I sat up. I shot a double. I got to my feet. I took some damage because of that, because I was trying to listen to the referee, and she f—— stopped the fight. She told me to, ‘Show me something.’ I don’t know what you want?”

Check out the stoppage in the GIF below and decide for yourself!

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132 Comments to Miesha Tate “Pissed” With Ref Stoppage In Zingano Bout

  1. GOT RID OF FITCH (finally) says:

    Miesha tate is officially the new Tito Ortiz ie:”king of excuses” You lost get over it. Only thing that surprised me was how long Kim winslow let it go on for. Usually after a fighter get kneed once in face or takes a solid elbow to the face they stop it but in this case there was at least 4 straight solid knees and a crushing elbow straight to the face that flattened Tates and dropped her like a sack of potatoes. Also something to consider was that fight was shown on FX national T.V. and was just about as brutal as MMA gets let alone it was two women fighting. Next time the ref wil stop a fight sooner with less damage because of the backlash that FOX will get from all the John McCain human cockfighting people that are beyond against MMA and now that its on T.V. they will have even more ammo to shut it down. These McCain types have more power than most people could ever comprehend.

  2. Semtex says:

    You don’t look to stop a fight early because it is on FX, FOX or whatever. FOX knew what kind of sport they are getting into. To think that a ref would or should be looking to stop it early cause it is televised somewhere is simply moronic.
    And USUALLY the refs don’t stop fights after a solid knee or elbow. Not sure how much MMA you have been watching. The fight is stopped when it needs to be stopped, not when a solid shot comes along. It all depends on how the fighter is taking it and reacting. In this case – good stoppage, probably just a tad early.

    • K2 says:

      I agree… More a quick stoppage than a bad one. And hell, the best thing to do when getting kneed in face 4x is to put your damn hand on the ground.

  3. BT says:

    I think this is a combination of Tate having a fighter’s heart and a business woman’s approach.
    IMHO she was done. That “double” she shot was her getting rocked by an elbow and dropped. Maybe she doesn’t feel that’s how it went down, but that’s what it looked like(and what the ref saw.)

    I like watching Tate fight, but her personality is dog shit. She should have thanked Cat for a great fight, and thanked Kim Winslow for saving her from further damage. Instead she tries to discredit her opponents win by simultaneously claiming she wasn’t hurt and the ref made a mistake. Poster above me is right, it’s like she’s Tito’s sister.

  4. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    She was out. That wasn’t a double that were her legs not able to keep her on the feet. Tate wasn’t defendeing herself….I don’t think Winslow is a good ref at all but this time it was a good stoppage. She saved Tate from a worse unnecessary prolonged beating.

  5. Honestly says:

    Last time she was in a full armbar and would not tap, she was probably thinking she was still in the fight up until the point she got her f**king arm broken. If she is not going to tap in a submission hold u better believe she is gone to argue down a ref stoppage. The stoppage was clean

  6. Kingsforge says:

    Ehh, could have gone for one more significant strike, but she wasn’t going to come back from that. Not the best stoppage as she was still moving forward but totally understandable.

  7. Curt says:

    If not stopped she would be in a coma. Ref Did her job

  8. Ian Weston says:

    She wasn’t shooting for a take down she was hit by an elbow and she stumbled to her knees. She wasn’t out but the punishment was getting ridiculous Kat was just mauling her at this point. The referee had seen enough and if I’m honest I had seen enough of Tate’s face getting crushed. It was a good call Tate was Done..

  9. YoungLove says:

    Stoppage was on the ball and I wanted Tate to win.

  10. Rob says:

    I do believe the stoppage was premature. She wasnt dropped she was shooting in. But reguardless misha was losing the fight n if it went the distance the result would have been the same.

  11. SlipSlap says:

    She was beat – simple as. Ref was right to stop the fight.

  12. granpoobah says:

    Tate is a great fighter, but there was nothing wrong with that stoppage. She was taking to much unanswered damage.

  13. 757 says:

    Tate was getting drummed. Fight was over. good stoppage

  14. Slim Charles says:

    It was a fair stoppage; kind of was rooting for her too…

  15. Bad Stoppage says:

    That stoppage sucked. Tate deserved to get KO’d in that situation. She was rocked but she was going for an ankle. Anybody here ever been flash ko’s before?? Winslow sucks. wmma sucks too. It would have been better if they were fighting in mud or jello and in string bikinis, or maybe nude.

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