There is certainly no love lost between UFC women’s bantamweights Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Their rivalry is well documented and featured on the latest episode of UFC Tonight, where Tate detailed exactly what she thought of Rousey:
Miesha Tate on if the rematch with Ronda Rousey will go differently:
“I’m hoping it will go way different. The first part of the last fight was awesome and was really competitive, but the end was not what I hoped for. I feel like she can only do that so many times before someone figures it out. I believe I’ll be the one to do it. She has motivated me in more ways than I thought I could be motivated. I think because of the rivalry, it’s made me that much stronger and that much more willful. I just want to train and to beat her so bad because I don’t like her on a personal level, but I do respect her as an athlete and what she’s accomplished. She was able to take everything that meant anything away from me and I want to be able to do the same.”
Tate on Rousey talking about her and her boyfriend:
“I think Ronda is so crazy. You guys will see that when the show comes out. I would assume she can’t keep a man around for any period of time, so I would probably imagine she’s pretty jealous that Bryan and I are both pretty successful fighting in the UFC and going on seven years. So she can’t keep him out of her mouth.”
Rousey and Tate will reunite in the octagon December 28 as the co-main event of UFC 168 in Las Vegas, Nevada.