To Rousey, a victory in this fight will be a relief, as she feels she will no longer have to worry about Tate, who has been a thorn in her side since she won the Strikeforce title against her in early 2012.
Rousey ended up attaining success in their first fight by, you guessed it, first round armbar. Now, Rousey is just happy to get this rivalry over with. She has never had an opponent that has gotten under her skin as much as Tate has, and to Rousey, she is excited for the strife to be done with.
“If you’ve really noticed, I’ve never had a problem with any other opponent that I’ve ever had, if you think about it,” Rousey said. “Everyone thinks I’m this big trash talker, but who have I had a problem with, except for Miesha.”
She is correct, the only fight of hers that has been hyped due to rivalry has been the Tate fight.
Rousey was expecting to coach, and subsequently compete, against Cat Zingano on The Ultimate Fighter. However, a knee injury to Zingano postponed the fight and her ability to coach, and Tate stepped in. Now, Rousey is just ready to get rid of her long-time rival.
“I want to win every single fight and they are all equally important to me no matter who it’s against, but it would be nice to not have to deal with her [Tate] anymore,” she said.
UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 in Las Vegas.
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