It’s no secret that Miesha Tate (13-4) and Ronda Rousey (7-0) are polar opposites. Anyone who’s watched a single episode of last season’s TUF could see that.
TUF 18 was arguably the most dramatic season in the series’ history. Rousey cried on almost every episode. There was endless drama between the coaches, the staff, and the fighters. But mostly the coaches. Rousey and Tate have the two distinct types of personalities that just don’t mesh together very well.
Their differences lie mostly in how they conduct themselves outside of the octagon. Rousey is an aggressive alpha female who always has to get her way, even if that means using force and bullying to get what she wants. Tate is the opposite, very laid back, calm, reserved, and calculated.
Their personalities made them into instant rivals. Laid back and alpha female don’t mix together.
According to MMA Junkie, Tate said that you can be a lady and a successful fighter both at the same time.
“You don’t have to be the bad girl in the sport to be successful,” Tate said. “You don’t have to carry yourself in a poor manner. You can still be a lady. You can still have class.”
Now that’s a statement that would make Rousey’s blood boil, and potentially, her head explode.
The two fought before under the Strikeforce banner in 2012 which resulted in Tate getting her arm dislocated in the first round via armbar. Since then, Rousey has remained undefeated and used her armbar technique in every single one of her fights.
Now, they’ll face off in a rematch on December 28th at UFC 168. The event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.