Miesha Tate Wants Ronda Rousey Fight After UFC 200
UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, recently did an interview for on ‘Jay and Dan on FOX Sports Live’ show and spoke about her upcoming title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, as well as reveal who she wants to fight after that. It should be no surprise to anyone that the woman Tate mentioned was her long-time bitter rival, Ronda Rousey.
Here’s what Miesha Tate said about it, when asked by the host’s if she wants another shot at Rousey:
“I sure hope so. It’s gotta be. I feel like I’ve got unfinished business there, and I finally feel like I’ve hit the full-balance in my career and I’m in a really good place right now. I’m training at Extreme Couture, I have an amazing team behind me. Mentally, physically, emotionally I’ve got all the check marks. I feel so good and so confident.
And now you know, it’s like before you win the belt you always tell yourself ‘I know I can win the belt’ ‘I think I can win the belt’, but once you do it, it’s like ‘Man I did it!’
It’s just not a thought anymore, I am capable of that and I proven it to myself, I’ve proven it to the world. I’m going to do it again when I fight Amanda , then ideally I’d like to fight Ronda next.”
Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey first fought back in March of 2012, in Strikeforce. Tate was the champion at the time and Rousey dethroned her of the title with a first round submission.
The two women would meet again, this time in the UFC’s Octagon at UFC 168. Although Tate gave Rousey her toughest fight, at that time, Rousey once again finished her via submission.
Recently, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Ronda Rousey will be back competing in the Octagon in November or December of this year.
Should Tate successfully defend her title again Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, a trilogy fight between Tate and Rousey would be a huge addition to a rumored event in New York.