Sara McMann Says She Learned From Ronda Rousey's Win at UFC 168
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.30.2013
Miesha Tate revealed things for her...
Sara McMann recently spoke with MMAjunkie about her shot at Ronda Rousey at UFC 170. Check out the highlights:
On getting a shot at Ronda Rousey: "I'm a professional fighter, so this is what I've been working toward the entire time."
On the reaction to her getting the title shot: "I had a lot more action on my Twitter and Facebook and got a few text messages, but things haven't been that much different for me.".
On pulling out of her fight with Sarah Kaufman at UFC Fight Night 27: "I had more important things to do."
On Tate vs. Rousey: "Both girls did some things very well. Both girls obviously made mistakes, like every fight you ever see...There's no time that any of us go out there and don't reveal something. Even if Miesha couldn't exploit it, she revealed it. If it were somebody that were making minute technical errors in striking, I would have a harder time exploiting it considering my background. But when people make a grappling error, I'm in a great position."
On Rousey's antics on TUF: "I know I hear from people in my gym that there was a negativity toward her with everything that went down on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.' I see the way that she was treating people. I just think that in life, I don't care how good you are. If you treat people in certain ways, it doesn't take long for people to say, ‘I don't really like that.' I think it was a matter of time."
On prepping for Rousey: "I'm just going to prepare for anything that could possibly happen, something that would throw me off my game or get inside my head. I'm going to be ready if it happens. I don't respect a Tate rivalry, but I'm not naive enough to think she's not going to say anything that would get under my skin. I think that would be foolish."