Miesha Tate Willing To Defend Title Against Anyone At UFC 200
Newly crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, partook in a media scrum in Australia, ahead of UFC Fight Night 85. Tate was asked when and against whom she’d like to make her first title defense against. She made it clear that she’s open to fighting anyone the UFC offers her, because that’s what champions do.
She also revealed that she’d love to fight at UFC 200. Here’s what she had to say:
“I know that there’s a lot of really top contenders, a lot of girls in the division, that are really chomping at the bit. I think I’ve been called out by everyone probably in the top-6, if not potentially the top-10.
So, they’re all gunning for me, and they’re all dangerous, and they all have their different attributes to bring to the table, so I think my job as the champ is just to stay ready for whoever. I’m just going to stay in the gym, and I have to be able to beat every single one of them.
I think that I just need to be ready to handle whatever is thrown my way. I don’t think it’s my job as the champion to pick who’s next. That’s not really what the champion does. The champion fights whoever they say is next and whoever has earned that position.”
UFC 200 takes place on July 9th, 2016 at T-Mobile arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s believed that the UFC wants to have two title fights on the card. So, Miesha Tae does have a chance at getting her wish.
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