Tate: ‘UFC needs to wake up and smell the coffee’

Miesha Tate has been quite frustrated with her place in the UFC women’s bantamweight division lately.

After defeating Jessica Eye, Tate was under the impression that she would get a title shot against Ronda Rousey, however the UFC gave the shot to Holly Holm.

This didn’t sit well with Tate, who has yet to be given a clear criteria of what she needs to do to get another shot at Rousey. She event went as far as to say that she would potentially retire if she can’t earn another title shot.
She spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss her frustration:

“I understand they have a job to do. They want to promote, they want to make fights that sell. I get it,” Tate said Monday on The MMA Hour. “But this is also my life and I’m not a robot and I’m not a puppet, and I’m not going to stand for something that I don’t feel right about, that I don’t agree with.”

“I need to know for myself, for my career, what my next move is going to be,” Tate added, “and I have some more demands that I want to make. I realize that Ronda is making a lot, and I just feel like when I walk out for my weigh-ins, when I walk out for my fights, I have an amazing fanbase. They really always show their love and appreciation, and you can tell that I have the loudest crowd response pretty much of anyone fighting on the card, besides Ronda of course. But when it’s a card by myself, I always have a huge crowd response. I have a tremendous fanbase, and I don’t think any of us really want retirement to be the situation. So the UFC needs to kind of wake up and smell the coffee and make something work.”

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