Miesha Tate couldn’t have been happier. She defeated Holly Holm at UFC 196 on March 5 and is now scheduled to have her first title defense against Amanda Nunes.
In Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, UFC announced that Miesha Tate would defend her title against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. UFC 200 is already touted to be the biggest event of the year. The major line ups include Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch and Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar.
Tate who recently signed a new contract with UFC is so happy right now that she has some kind words for one of her previous rivals, including Ronda Rousey.
Tate believes that Rousey deserves a title shot when she returns to the Octagon later this year. She even called Rousey “the best female fighter on the planet for a long time”, reports FOX Sports.
Tate even had some kind words to say about Cris Cyborg. When asked if she would fight Cyborg, she said “absolutely”.
“How cool would it be to get in there with someone of her stature?” Tate said.
Meanwhile, fans of Holly Holm are angry that she has been robbed of her rematch with Miesha Tate. According to her fans, since Conor McGregor got a rematch with Nate Diaz, Holm too deserved a rematch with Tate.
“Also Conor got immediate rematch with Diaz & his fight was nowhere near as Holm-Tate. Holly should feel cheated,” Kel Densby tweeted.
Also Conor got immediate rematch with Diaz & his fight was nowhere near as Holm-Tate. Holly should feel cheated
— Kel Dansby (@KelDansby) April 7, 2016
“Tate-Holm rematch should be the fight. Holly was less than 2 mins from defending the belt,” Caposa tweeted.
“Holm should’ve got her rematch against Tate, even Zingano is more worthy of a shot than Nunes. #UFC200,” Khanelo posted.
Holm should've got her rematch against Tate, even Zingano is more worthy of a shot than Nunes. #UFC200
— Ameer Karolia (@karolia95) April 7, 2016
However, Tate believes that Holm doesn’t deserve a rematch.
“The fight with Holly, you know … it was her first defense and she was not successful and it’s not like she was a long time reigning champion and I finished the fight,” Tate said on Wednesday at UFC Tonight.
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Miesha Tate