The Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate saga just got a lot more interesting. The two will go head-to-head at the end of The Ultimate Fighter 18 for the bantamweight title. Tate replaced Cat Zingano at the last moment due to injury.
Initially, Rousey was caught off guard by the news thinking she was replaced on the show.
When Tate came out, Rousey was clearly stunned and she stormed out of the UFC training center, searching for White. She later said she was angry because she thought Tate was replacing her.
Rousey, though, was pleased with the change.
“This is what we really wanted all along,” Rousey told Yahoo! Sports. “Everyone said an Ultimate Fighter between me and Miesha would be the best. We have a personal history with each other and this is a personal show. For some reason, me and Miesha are intertwined in fate like Ali and Frazier or something like that.
The two have traded heated words in the past, though some of it was clearly done in an attempt to pump their first fight. A fight that ended when Ronda Rousey applied this arm bar.
Brutal. Looking forward to their next fight. I have a feeling Miesha Tate may have learned a thing or two after their first encounter.