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Miesha Tate will be watching her title shot at UFC 193 from a Las Vegas strip club

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

As the world counts down the moments to Ronda Rousey's eighth consecutive title defense at UFC 193 in the massive 70,000-seat Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, her original opponent will be settling into a gentleman's club in Las Vegas.

No, Miesha Tate won't be stripping for cash (as much as many would pay to see it). She's there to pick up a few extra bucks by hosting a UFC 193 viewing party, something Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports calls "disgusting."

As Iole points out, UFC president Dana White repeatedly told Miesha Tate during the summer that her fight against Jessica Eye would grant her a title shot and a third opportunity to dethrone the world's most dominant combat sports champion.

But, then he changed his mind.

"I know what I said, but when I sat down and started to think about it carefully, I asked myself, 'What fight would people really want to see the most?' " White told Yahoo Sports. "Before we signed Holly, you guys [in the media] were blowing up my phone, asking me when we were going to get her in the UFC. Everyone on Twitter was killing me about it.

"And Holly's come in and won a couple of fights since she's been in the UFC. Everyone has already seen Ronda and Miesha twice. I want to give the fans the best possible event, and what they want to see, and when I really thought about, it made more sense to go with Holly."

White paused for several seconds.

"And I know. It sucks for Miesha," he said.

Although White has since said he'll "make it right" with Tate, there's an argument to be made that's impossible. After all, it's Tate who will be at a strip club and Rousey who will be pulling down a million-plus pay-per-view buys.

It can't be that surprising. After all, White has had a history of changing his mind about things, not least being the existence of women's MMA in UFC.

As White likes to say, "We'll see what happens."

Should Rousey prevail once again in Australia it's likely Tate will get that third kick at the can. Of course, that all depends on whether the MMA superstar will still be around to defend it.

Even if she does keep fighting, there's always the "Cyborg deadline".

What do you think? Did Miesha Tate get a raw deal? And can UFC really "make it right"?

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