Ever since Miesha Tate was promised a title fight after beating Jessica Eye back in July 2015, she had been asking when the title shot would happen.
Before the whole Rousey-Holm match up happened, Tate was already claiming that the title shot should be hers… not Holm. With fate happening, Holly Holm knocked Ronda Rousey to the canvass to claim the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship and once again, Tate was asking if she will be fighting for the title as promised.
“I’m not exactly sure who yet, but I would like for it to be the title fight,” she said. “But that doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. So I’m just waiting to hear back from the UFC.”
With Dana White refusing to let Holm fight before a possible rematch on July of 2016 (which marks as the 200th event of the UFC), Tate had begun to accept that she wouldn’t be contending until before the year 2016 will end.
Before Holm, Tate was notably the only fighter that gave Rousey the most difficult time in the cage and as a good friend of Holly Holm, she was asked by MMAJunkie on who will probably win the rematch between Holm and Rousey.
“I’m not a fan of the rematch in that amount of time, because with everything else that Ronda has going on, plus her injuries, I just don’t think it’s going to amount to a good outcome,” said Tate.
Tate also added that Holm was the anti-venom for Rosuey’s fighting style and if ever both fighters would go back in the octagon, Tate predicts that the same result will happen.
“It wasn’t a competitive fight, and Holly has the perfect style to beat Ronda,” Tate said.
Justifying the statement, it seems logical since Rousey had been diagnosed with an jaw injury that won’t be back in shape really soon, while her opponent is already hitting the gym – waiting for the next fight to happen.
“Holly’s already back in the gym training; she had no injuries from the fight. She knows she’s fighting Ronda next, but she gets this whole time to fix maybe even the little things she wanted to improve on in the fight. She’s going to be even more prepared, and I don’t know if it’s a smart move, because Ronda might go 0-2.”