Miesha Tate Says First UFC Win Cleared a Mental Hurdle For Her
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.20.2014
She'll fight better now...
Miesha Tate spoke last night about her win over Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX 11. Check out the highlights:
Tate on the early goings of the fight: "I was trying not to be a psycho in the fight and be a little bit more calculated. I don't know. I think I was struggling with a mental hurdle. Just losing two in a row was really rough. Starting to think like, ‘Am I cursed?' and going through all these weird questions. I started off slow."
On picking it up in the third round: "There's a fine line for me between thinking and going. When I go, that's what happens in the third round. When I'm thinking, that's what happens in the first round. It took me a minute, to be like, ‘Hey, you know what? I've got to go.'"
On expecting more of herself: "I'm definitely capable of better. Anyone who's ever seen me knows it's not typical for me to start slow, but I did this fight. I'm over the hurdle now. I won the fight, and I'm happy. I got my first UFC victory, and I think that's going to motivate me more."
Dana White on the fight: "I thought Liz won Rounds 1 and 2, and I thought Miesha won the third round. But it's one of those things where if you look at the second round, Liz didn't really do any damage. She took her down. She held her. If you give Miesha points for submission attempts, it's not crazy to say Miesha won the fight."