UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has previously offered positive comments on WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump’s run for the White House. In an interview with TMS Sports, Tate explained why.
“I wouldn’t say that I’ve supported him,” began Tate. “I would say that I maybe like the idea of a Republican, just for the simple fact that we’ve had two Democratic. You know. Simple as that.
“But honestly, we do have one thing in common – he’s not a Ronda Rousey fan. … He’s said it. He’s tweeted it out before. … That’s one thing he’s got going for him, if I can give credit where credit is due – He’s not a Ronda fan.”
Weight cutting has been a hot topic this year in mixed martial arts and several athletic commissions have been implementing regulations to change the culture of weight cutting in the sport.
UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson is fighting this weekend and is one fighter who is an advocate for stricter rules in weight cutting to basically eliminate it from the sport:
“I think it takes away from the whole experience of guys as well,” Nelson said. “I think if you were just not stressing over the weight constantly, these weeks leading up to the fight, months for some, they’re more enjoyable.
“You can enjoy training and then you can just go in there and compete. It’s almost like it can be a little treat or something. It’s your day to perform — [without] adding all that negative stress regarding weight cutting, which is basically just unhealthy.”
In a perfect world, Nelson would like to see weight cutting outlawed all together in MMA.
“I think they should get rid of it,” Nelson said. “Yeah, definitely.”