Miesha Tate hasn’t experienced the lights of competing in the UFC, but she has been the center of a card and fought some of the best female fighters in the world.
Tate, who will battle Cat Zingano for a spot on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter this Saturday night, recently told Bleacher Report that she believes Zingano is in over her head.
“I’ve fought the best in the world,” Tate said. “I’ve fought Sarah Kaufman, I’ve fought Marloes Coenen, I’ve fought Ronda Rousey, I’ve fought some really top-quality opponents. I know what it feels like to be on a big stage. I know what it feels like to be in there with top-five ranked women in the world. Those are things I can honestly say looking at Cat’s record and her history, she doesn’t have going for her. I don’t think she’s fought anyone in the Top-10 at all at 135. She’s never fought on the big stage. I think it’s going to be a disadvantage. It’s going to be quite a shock for her.”
Tate battled Rousey for the Strikeforce title in a much-talked-about contest last year.
“Cupcake” could have a point, but the jitters are going to be there for both of these female fighters despite the bout taking place on TV.