Former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate shares her thoughts on Ronda Rousey being crowned the first UFC women’s 135-pound champ, Rousey’s upcoming bout with Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 and the claim she turned down a rematch with Rousey in what would be the first women’s bout in UFC history.
Tate did not hold back her opinion on how she thinks Carmouche will fare against Rousey on February 23 in Anaheim:
“I think Ronda Rousey is going to go out there and do the same thing to Liz Carmouche that she has done to everyone else in under a minute. I like Liz, it’s nothing personal, but I’ve been in there with Ronda. I know what she feels like, and if she was able to do that to Sarah Kaufman; Sarah Kaufman beat Liz Carmouche pretty decisively. And not that MMA math always adds up to be the same, but from what I’ve seen, Liz is still relatively new to the scene too and she has a lot of growing to do. I don’t think this is a good matchup for her and I think maybe they planned it to get Ronda to look her best for her UFC debut.”