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UFC Quick Quote: Ronda Rousey gave Miesha Tate the middle finger because ...

... of Armenia?

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"You have to realize me and Miesha already finished filming TUF, so no one really knows where we left off, but we do. I can't really say that much, but I definitely think things got worse between me and her. I can't really allude to why, but she's never gonna have an Armenia fan again. That's kind of why I like her less and it's very noticeable. It definitely didn't come out of nowhere. You have to watch the show to understand."

Not really the answer most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were expecting (via MMA Fighting), but I'm sure the situation will reveal itself when The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 -- coached by Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate -- debuts next month on FOX Sports 1 (details here). "Rowdy" iced "Cupcake" at the UFC World Tour (see the GIF here), furthering their longstanding rivalry, which dates back to the days of Strikeforce. Following their coaching duties, Tate and Rousey will hook 'em up in a championship rematch in the co-main event of the UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV), which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 28, 2013. And something tells me we haven't seen the last of the middle fingers, especially with Armenians like Manny Gamburyan in "Rowdy's" corner.

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