No one can blame Miesha Tate for feeling a little bit scorned or disheartened after being previously told she would be awarded a third fight against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey.
But, after "Rowdy" took to ABC's "Good Morning America" last August to announce her showdown against Holly Holm at UFC 193 tonight (Sat., Nov. 14, 2015), "Cupcake" began to ponder what comes next (which hopefully does not include working at a strip club).
The Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter -- who gets paid pennies on the dollar compared to what Rousey banks (Hint: It's a lot of dough) -- tears into the latter as part of an expansive look into what her opponents go through in the lead-up to their fight with the champion (via Bleacher Report).
"It's always only about Ronda. Ronda has earned a tremendous amount of respect. She's an incredible athlete who has done great things for our sport. But, sometimes it feels like she's being shoved down our throats 24/7. Every show has Ronda on it. Every promotion involves Ronda. I don't think the UFC has a single marketing product that doesn't have Ronda Rousey on it. It's the Ronda show. I don't think the other women get enough credit."
Keep in mind that the 29-year-old Tate knows Rousey quite well, having faced off with her twice previously and coached opposite her on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 in 2013.
Tate does have ground to stand on if you look at the numbers; not to mention the hordes of endorsement deals she has pocketed, which is because of her dedication to the champion life. Rousey's peer's have been engrossed by her emphatic run through the 135-pound division, which may be coming to an end sooner rather than later.
With Tate having went 4-0 since her second defeat at the hands of Rousey, it makes her impending decision all the more difficult considering the fact that the Glendale Fight Club leader plans to "disappear" in 2016.
Probably because of the extensive line up of movies she's set to star in.
Before she can do that, it's Rousey's job to defend her belt for the seventh consecutive time against the No. 7-ranked Holm "Down Under."
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