The Ultimate Fighter season hasn’t even aired yet, but that hasn’t stopped Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate from exchanging a few verbal jabs. In a recent episode of UFC Tonight, Tate promised quite a show from the upcoming TUF season, saying that Rousey is, “so crazy.”
“You guys will see that when the show comes out,” she continued. “I would assume she can’t keep a man around for any period of time, so I would probably imagine she’s pretty jealous that Bryan [Caraway] and I are both pretty successful fighting in the UFC and going on seven years. So she can’t keep him out of her mouth.”
That seems a bit personal, but Tate had more to comment on then just Ronda Rousey’s love life. She also stated that her hope that the December rematch will play out a little differently.
“The first part of the last fight was awesome and was really competitive, but the end was not what I hoped for,” she said. “I feel like she can only do that so many times before someone figures it out. I believe I’ll be the one to do it. She has motivated me in more ways than I thought I could be motivated. I think because of the rivalry, it’s made me that much stronger and that much more willful. I just want to train and to beat her so bad because I don’t like her on a personal level, but I do respect her as an athlete and what she’s accomplished. She was able to take everything that meant anything away from me and I want to be able to do the same.”
The two bantamweight fighters will put words aside and square off in the Octagon on December 28 at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.
In the meantime, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Zingano will premiere on September 4 on FOX Sports 1.