Miesha Tate arm injury update: 'I basically tore everything, but I'll be back stronger than ever'

March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ronda Rousey wins her match against Miesha Tate by using an arm bar during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Former Strikeforce women's champion (135 pounds) Miesha Tate, who suffered a grisly submission loss to Ronda Rousey under the Strikeforce banner back on March 3, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio, is down but not out.

"Takedown" was on the scene to help support the debut of female fight league Invicta Fighting Championships, which streamed online last Saturday night (April 28) from the Municipal Hall in Kansas City.

During the broadcast, Tate sat down with commentator Mauro Ranallo to update fans on her injured arm:

"I haven't got any clearance from the doctors yet. I'm going in for my two month checkup here in a minute. But you know the arm is doing really well. Definitely beating any predictions as far as my recovery. So I'm really anxious to get back in there. I basically tore everything. I tore the inner and outer sides of my ligaments attached to the muscles and bone. They actually pulled the bone off with the ligament and then I tore all the muscles around that. So it was pretty bad, but you know to me it wasn't really that bad. I think that, I have the motto that as long as you get up one more time than you fall down then you are doing something right. So I'll be back stronger than ever."

More details on Tate's recovery after the jump.

Tate felt she was "probably" winning their championship bout, which was a competitive and back-and-forth affair, before a "mistake" ultimately cost her the belt -- and nearly her left arm.

What's more, it's her belief that Rousey is a one-trick armbar pony and that she just happened to fall victim to that one trick, which Tate also described as "phenomenal."

Anyone want to see them do it again?

For a more detailed recap on the fight between Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey click here. To see a pic of the Tate arm pretzel click here and to hear the "Rowdy" one detail how she did it click here.

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