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“I’ve always said I would be down to do like, a cameo with the WWE. I personally wouldn’t want to do like a two or three year world tour because I know there’s so much that goes into that. And especially now with the baby on the way and I don’t want to take that time away from my family.
So…I would be open to a cameo possibly. But with Ronda [Rousey] specifically… That changes things a little bit. It depends on how much we’d have to work together on the choreography… *laughs* before the cameo.
Yeah, I mean if the money’s right maybe… I think that’s one thing i’ve always had in my favor is that I think i’ve always been able to be the bigger person and get over it. I’m never going to like Ronda…but I don’t like, hate her. I don’t have to be unprofessional. I could sit in the same room with her and whatever. I can put it aside, like I can be professional so I know I can get the job done but I wouldn’t want to have to hang out with Ronda and work on choreography and act like we don’t not like each other because that’s not the case. That would be like The Ultimate Fighter [season 18] all over again but worse I think.”
As most every fan should know…Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey do not like each other. They had one of the most heated rivalries in MMA history. The two first met back in Strikeforce when Tate was the new 135 lb champion of the world. Her first defense came against the hot 145 lb prospect who was dropping down to get an immediate title shot. That prospect capitalized on the opportunity and springboarded the women’s scene to the final frontier and somehow did not break Tate’s arm in the process…
Once each woman was in the UFC, they would meet again after each having one fight in the organization and then coaching against one another of season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter. Rousey would come out on top once again in their UFC 168 rematch and at a time were expected to possibly meet for a third time after Tate went on an impressive four-fight win streak. However, Holly Holm would get the shot instead and the rest was history. That history including Tate becoming a UFC champion as well.
Currently, Miesha Tate has been retired from MMA since UFC 205 which took place in November of 2016 and is expecting her first child while Rousey has just begun her new journey with the WWE(thus prompting the question for Tate).
Do you think we’ll ever see these two working together in any facet?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/1/2018.