UFC Quick Quote: ‘Fake' Miesha Tate will ‘always be second' to Ronda Rousey

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Just days after TUF 18 has wrapped up filming, UFC champion Ronda Rousey exploded on her rival coach, saying that Miesha Tate was "fake" during the reality show and that she will "always be second" in the weight class.

"We finished filming. You'll see I focused on my fighters. Miesha was just a fake little (expletive) worried about her hair... Tate is a huge hypocrite. She hates my guts, but the reality is she has more opportunities because I beat her (expletive)... She is going to try a second time. But the reality is I will always train harder than her, and she will always be second."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey takes some major shots at her rival Miesha Tate on Friday's (July 5, 2013) edition of SiriusXM Fight Club radio. Rousey and Tate just finished coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 and according to "Rowdy," she was extremely focused and professional with her team of up-and-coming fighters while Tate was being dramatic and "fake." There was no love lost between the two 135-pound women going into the reality show, and it appears spending six weeks in close quarters every day has only added fuel to their rivalry. Rousey and Tate are scheduled to clash for the second time at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, 2013, and the champion made it clear in the interview that she feels "Cupcake" is only in the position she's in because of their rivalry and her dominant win in the first meeting between the two in March 2012. The Olympic bronze medalist felt it was necessary to use the interview as a platform to remind Tate of her place in the division and that, at her very best, she will always be nothing more than the No. 2 fighter in the weight class.

TUF 18 will debut on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 4, 2013, following a live UFC fight card headlined by a light heavyweight contest of Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader.

For more news and notes on UFC 168: "Rousey vs. Tate II," visit our complete event archive here.

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