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Ronda Rousey: Feud With Fellow Fighter Miesha Tate Boiling Over

Ronda Rousey: Feud With Fellow Fighter Miesha Tate Bubbling Over

Rounda Rousey doesn’t get along with Miesha Tate, her in-ring rival, so when they two were teamed up in a UFC reality show the results were predictable.

Rousey was originally schedule to coach opposite Cat Zingano on the fighting reality show, but Cat was injured and forced off the show with a knee injury. So Miesha Tate, Rousey’s longtime rival, stepped in.

UFC president Dana White said Ultimate Fighter 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate is going exactly as he thought — badly.

“It’s going exactly the way you’d expect it to be going, bad,” White said.

The two met in March 2012, with Ronda Rousey defeating Tate by armbar to win the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title. There was a chance at a rematch, but with an opportunity to challenge Rousey on the line Tate lost to Zingnano in April.

While they may not have a bout on the horizon, Rousey and Tate are still going at it a lot during filming. White said the feud is so intense — even the women’s camps get into it at times — that he isn’t sure if much the footage can even make it to television.

“Miesha and Ronda hate each other,” said White. “It’s like literally crazy drama every day.”

Ronda Rousey has quickly become one of the most popular MMA fighters after signing with the UFC in November 2012.
She made history at UFC 157, when for the first time a women’s bout was the headliner for a Pay-Per-View event.

Later Rousey was recognized by Business Insider, which named the women’s bantamweight champion one of its 50 women changing the world.

Ronda Rousey has made a name for herself in MMA since she was only a teenager. At 19 she became the first American female athlete in close to 10 years to win an A-Level tournament at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain.

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22 Responses to “Ronda Rousey: Feud With Fellow Fighter Miesha Tate Boiling Over”

  1. Steve Brown

    Ronda, just marry me and get it over with. I'll let you break my arm? :-P

  2. Kevin Patrick

    TUF should have been all girl MMA fighters in the 118 lb and 135 lb weight class. Michelle Waterson & Kyra Gracie should definitely get an invite. Let male MMA fighters coach them ( Uriah Faber , Frankie Edgar ).

  3. Steve Sharpton

    This is going to make for some great television. Nothing gets America going more than woman talking smack and doing "Housewives of Jersey" type cat fighting. If it's as bad as Dana White says it is, you just know regular gossip shows are going to pick this stuff up and put it on their highlight shows. This is going to be fun.

  4. Tom Cupl

    I'm always surprised to see an article that is 100% word for word like an article from a day or two earlier yet the author is not even respectful enough to his colleagues to credit them for the article. guess that explains why it's here on some tiny crap site where you're probably donating your time for free.

  5. Anthony Casarez

    probably going to be the best season ever, since the first with bonner and griffin.

  6. Anonymous

    Aside from being amazingly beautiful, Ronda Rousey is most def one B-A-D-A-S-S fighter. I don't see her losing a fight for a long, long time…if ever in her career.

  7. Paul Williams

    I think the feud will definitely make TUF popular this season but is this the best way to induct women in to TUF brand? What is the beef over?

  8. Ronnie Dunavin

    It would be great if Rhonda and Meisha have this great feud, then at the end of the show Meisha steps aside and Cyborg comes in to fight Rousey instead.

  9. Adam Tetrick-Lindberg

    You care otherwise you wouldn't be here. The irony kills me. lol

  10. Anonymous

    They are really trying to sell this fight. I'd watch even if they showed them as best friends. I believe the controversy is staged. If it were up to me they would fight next week. Let's get it on. Ronda is great at saying the right things to stir things up and promote the fight. I probably won't watch the show, but I will watch the fight.