“Cupcake”: ‘I’m the one to beat Ronda”

Miesha Tate

“I have a lot of vested interest in that fight and I really have mixed feelings about who I would prefer to win. I think if Zingano beats Rousey, it’s a much faster road to the title for myself so there’s a benefit there for me. The fact that our first fight had a lot of fireworks to it — it was a very exciting fight. I won the first two rounds and I just feel it was stopped too quickly in the third round, but it is what it is. If Cat wins, there’s a big argument why I would get the next title shot. Especially on a three fight win streak if I beat Sara McMann, that puts a huge notch on my belt.”

“If Ronda wins, she’s beating all the other girls, so all I have to do is ward off the other No. 1 contenders like I have been. I think I have the best shot at beating her and I think I’ve proven that going into the third round with her. Regardless, it’s always fun for me to fight Ronda. I enjoy it, I thrive on it, because my No. 1 goal is to become the best fighter that I can be and Ronda always pushes me to do that. Every time I think I become a better fighter because of Ronda. She pushes me and motivates me in ways that other people just don’t have the ability to do. She motivates me to be a better fighter and a better person. A stronger fighter and a stronger person. So, I kind of revel in that. It’s something I look forward to and I hope I will have another chance to fight her. I think beating McMann makes a great argument.”

All eyes on a title shot for former UFC title challenger Miesha Tate.

Tate fights Sara McMann on this weekend’s 183 fight card.

Quote Cred: Fox Sports