Everyone knows that Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate haven’t exactly squashed their beef, and some of the latter’s latest comments likely won’t help ease tensions…
Recently Rousey appeared on the front cover of Sports Illustrated, and the iconic magazine has dubbed the UFC champ as the most dominant athlete on the planet. Tate, however, doesn’t necessarily see it that way, as the contender argued not every athlete is a fighter, and that:
“An athlete is still an athlete so it’s hard to compare the apples and the oranges because they’re different things, so I don’t know if I agree entirely on that.”
Well, Tate also appeared at a recent Q & A fan session, and “Cupcake” was asked to weigh-in on Rousey’s continued refusal to fight Cris “Cyborg” at 140. Here is what Tate had to say (quote via MMA Mania.com):
“That’s my job. I have to fight anyone they put in front of me and obviously I’m not scared of anyone. So yes, I would (fight her at catchweight). But I heard Cyborg is signed to fight at 135, so I would prefer to fight her in my weight class. If they had a 125, I’d like to go down, but they don’t, so it’s 135 for me.”
How about that huh? It will be interesting to see what Rousey’s reaction is to these comments, if they’re relayed to her.
Tate has won three straight fights now since she was defeated by Rousey for a second time in 2013. The contender is booked to fight Jessica Eye at UFC on FOX 16 on July 25th.
Rousey, meanwhile, is set to fight Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on August 1st.