Miesha Tate Says She is Thankful For Rival Ronda Rousey
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.27.2013
Miesha speaks prior to her rematch with Rousey this weekend…
- Miesha Tate recently spoke about her feud with Ronda Rousey and more. Here are the highlights…
On Her Feud With Ronda Rousey: "Ronda said some things that really got under my skin. She plays the mental warfare game. I didn't want to fight her because I love fighting; I wanted to fight her because I wanted to beat her up. The biggest thing for me is just remembering to be myself, be on an even keel, and not allow anyone, particularly Ronda, to make me emotional," she says. "Really, that's been the biggest change."
On Appreciating Ronda Rousey: "I'm really thankful that Ronda has been a part of my life and career," Tate says. "Is she my favorite person on a personal level? No. "Do I appreciate the fact that I'm a better person because she's been a part of my life? Absolutely. "Do I think I'm a better fighter for having her in my life? Without a doubt."
On Rosey's Influence on The Sport: "I take a little bit of satisfaction in that, but most of the credit of where women's MMA is at this point has to go to (Rousey)," Tate says. "But I do want to change that. I would like to be more of a part of it. I would also like to do that with a smile on my face."