twitter google

Miesha Tate Discusses Potential Opponents

Ronda Rousey

As the champion of the female bantamweight division in the UFC, Miesha Tate knows plenty of worthy contenders are out there looking to take her down.

Tate, who submitted Holly Holm to win the title, appeared on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight” to discuss just who she might face first.

“What I’ve decided as a champ, I can have the mentality to fight anyone at any time,” she said. “There are so many top contenders now – Ronda (Rousey), Holly, Amanda (Nunes), Julianna Pena, they’re all solid competition. It’s not my job as a champ to pick a fight, it’s to fight whoever they put in front of me.

“I’d like to stay active as a champion and not wait until November. I’d like to defend the belt and continue to prove why I’m the best in the world.”

While many believe Rousey might just be the first, the fact that Tate doesn’t want to wait could change things. Rousey, a former champion herself, has bested “Cupcake” twice before and the two have been at the forefront of many headlines for female MMA.

“I didn’t get into this sport to find someone to hate,” she said of her rivalry with Rousey. “Being the best in the world is my motivation. But having the rivalry has elevated both our careers to new levels.”

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell

Event Date: October 6, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee

Event Date: October 7, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike