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Thursday, 07/25/2013, 09:38 am

Tate Says No More Kim Winslow For Her

“There’s no way in hell I’d let Kim Winslow referee another fight of mine. I think she’s horrible. I think some people who are not fighters and watch that fight and are like cringe cause they don’t have the fighter mentality and can never possibly understand it and that’s why they’re sitting in the stands. That’s why I’m the one out there fighting, and I can tell you right now I wasn’t done. I was ready to go on in that fight. I took a couple knees, but I was perfectly cognitive. I was thinking what I need to do, okay, I need to get off the cage and I need to shoot. And that’s what I tried to do. The referee stopped it and some people agree with it and some people don’t. I don’t agree with it. I thought it was premature, if I had lost the first two rounds and it was a downhill slope maybe the stoppage was justify. But the fact that I won the first two rounds and I was off to a slow start in the 3rd round doesn’t mean that the fight should have been stopped because I was bleeding. I had no cuts. I’m sorry my nose bleeds a lot. I have a big nose, whatever. People give me shit about it all the time

…”I was so pissed when she stopped the fight. The first thing I did was look up at her and said “Why did you stop the fight?” And [Kim Winslow] goes “because your face is a mess”. I’m like seriously. That’s why you stopped the fight. Your face is a mess and they still let you work. That’s what I felt like saying to her. Are you serious right now did you not realize that we were coming in here to fight each other. You don’t base it off how much someones bleeding, you base it off whether or not they’re cognitive and they’re still trying. And that’s what she told me in the locker room. [Winslow] said, “Hey, if you’re still working, you’re still trying, you don’t have to be effective, but if you just have to show me you still wanna in the fight” and I feel like I did that. I shot in for a takedown or whatever, and she stopped the fight. And I was pissed about it. I’m still pissed about it. I’ll be pissed about it til the day I die. Or until the day I get to fight Cat Zingano again, and I whoop her ass and what’s done will be done.

She doesn’t do anything. I don’t think she deserves to be a referee. And if she is she should go to the amateur levels where it doesn’t matter as much, there’s not as much on the line because she’s literally ruining people’s lives. And you know I was little bit over confident with her going into this fight. She’s gotten a lot of flack before, but she did let the Cyborg and Jan Finney fight go. Then I felt like when the tables turned she just, I don’t know, she dropped the ball. I know some people feel like the stop was justified, but like I said all those people are people that aren’t fighters themselves. So, really they can’t say what it feels like to be in the cage. I think any fighter watching that, and knowing me and knowing the shots I’ve taken and comeback from that, would have said “no, that fight shouldn’t have been stopped.”

Meisha Tate via Sirius XM Fight Club


0 Responses to “Tate Says No More Kim Winslow For Her”

  1. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Tate should shut up cause she was out of the fight and Winslow saved her ass from getting beaten to a pulp.
    That being said it is one of the rare occasions Winslow does her job like she should. She is a horrible referee and no it’s not because she’s a woman, objectively speaking she is not good enough to referee this level of fights. The same goes for Mazzagatti who is a man (apparently).

  2. Francine Mir says:

    women don’t belong in mma… fighters or refs. they belong in kitchens.

  3. K2 says:

    And in her first fight with Rousey she was attempting to bend her arm backwards to escape the armbar when the fight was stopped early.

  4. 757 says:

    She should worry about winning a fight instead of getting her nose mashed and her arm broke. Forget who is the ref and figure out how not to get disfigured

  5. jsmith says:

    Tate needs to stop whining. It was a justified stoppage. Winslow is not quite Big John or Herb Dean level but she is a good ref. Never had a problem with the way she’s ref-ed a fight and this one was no exception

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