Veteran female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Miesha Tate can take a joke.
"Cupcake" didn't sound too offended by the fact that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Conor McGregor wanted to stick her like a pin cushion, after the "Notorious" wise-cracker tweeted about a doomsday scenario that involved a menage a trois involving Tate and fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 coach Ronda Rousey.
@TheNotoriousMMA its all good, appreciate the apology but I knew you were just joking!— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) October 15, 2013
Read his full apology here.
UFC has been strictly enforcing its code of conduct (just ask this Meathead) and McGregor's attempt at quoting hip-hop scripture went over like a lead balloon at the ZUFFA corporate office. Still, Tate took it all in stride, likely because she's been doing some jokes of her own on TUF 18.
Especially if you "Count" the cracks about Edmond Tarverdyan.
While the former Strikeforce bantamweight champion may be flattered by Irish fantasies, there's no telling if she will be as forgiving of Tonya Evinger, who not only had some unkind words for the UFC 135-pound number one contender, but also threatened to "knee her in the cooter."