Miesha “Cupcake” Tate was seriously contemplating retirement after a “verbal” agreement on a title fight with Ronda Rousey was passed up for then condender, Holly Holm. The fight down-under produced a new champion and Tate and the rest of the ladies at 135 lbs couldn’t be more happier. The big shake up in the division opens many doors and spices thing up in the once “one woman show” Ronda Rousey reign.
“I woke up and there’s a tweet from Miesha Tate saying I’m not the brightest bulb on the tree,” Correia told MMAFighting.com, “and I thought to myself, Miesha is probably too bored, has nothing to do in her personal life and career, and she’s trying to throw her frustration into someone else. Ever since she was sidelined by the UFC and realized she won’t be fighting for the tile anytime soon, she lost her mind.”
Social media and it’s “instant access” to the world, was bound to be a catalyst for the war of words between Correia and Tate. “Cupcake” sent a barrage of frustration out partly due to her snubbing of a title shot but more so on how UFC president Dana White responded to her possible retirement statement.
“She fought Ronda twice and lost twice. She got knocked out by Cat Zinzano. Why should she fight for the title again?” Correia asks. “I believe she should lose everything after such a childish behavior. She has shown she’s not ready for it, that she doesn’t respect the UFC.
“First of all, her wins weren’t even convincing. She has no knockout or submission in the UFC. Why is she saying she’s so more prepared than others?” Correia said.
The war of words and insults are only the beginning for Tate and former title contender Correia. Not to mention having a grudge match with a little bit of backstory only helps the possible build up if Tate doesn’t get a crack at Holm for the belt.