“This is something I didn’t even think would be a possibility for years. The fact that it’s made its way around to me so quickly in a sense, I’m so thrilled and excited to have an opportunity like this. It’s amazing to be fighting in the UFC, but more than that, to be fighting for the world title on Pay-Per-View is such an amazing opportunity. It doesn’t get any bigger or better than this. I cannot wait to show the world the new and improved Miesha Tate. I feel like I’ve grown tremendously and I’m excited to go out there and have a shot at the title. I’m excited to have another shot at Ronda Rousey and I’m excited to be the first person to beat her. I’m excited to shock the world because I think people think she’s invincible. But I’m not buying it. I see the holes in her game and I think people are going to be shocked when I’m able to go out there and do what I plan to do. It’s going to be very rewarding and I’m looking forward to it.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey was a fan-favorite entering the Ultimate Fighter 18. However, opinions on Rousey have since been soured based on her behavior during the show where she was overly emotional at times and lacked a lot of sportsmanship in regards to rival Miesha Tate. Tate recently spoke to UFC.com about how things unfolded on TUF 18, the reason she was so determined to maintain professionalism rather than let her personal feelings take over, and why she expects a different result in their rematch at UFC 168.
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