While Miesha Tate may have lost both of her bouts against Ronda Rousey, no other opponent has been able to stay in the cage with Rousey as long as Tate has.
Following Rousey’s impressive 14 second submission win over Cat Zingano this past Saturday at UFC 184, Miesha Tate revealed on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show that she is inspired by Rousey’s dominance.
“I’m not only impressed, I’m inspired. Every time I watch her fight, I realize she’s on such a different level, and I want to get on that level. That’s what I want. I want to get on that level. I want to figure out what it is – whether I have to train 12 hours a day – I want to figure out how to catch up. She’s a phenomenal athlete, she’s a phenomenal fighter, and I want to get on that level.”
“I love fighting Ronda Rousey because I think she pulls the best fighter out of me. That’s what it’s really about. For me, I want to be the best fighter I can be and the best person I can be. She motivates me to do both, and I love it. I love the challenge, I love everything she’s been able to do for the sport, and I love being part of that.”