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Pic: Miesha Tate provides CT scan of broken orbital bone, shuts down Sarah Kaufman's 'coward' theory

But she'd still rather face a "relevant" fighter like Bethe Correia.

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Miesha Tate didn't take too kindly to the fact that Sarah Kaufman labeled her a "coward" for not accepting a fight against her inside the Octagon.

So, "Cupcake" posted a picture of the CT scan (via Instagram) that shows a break in her orbital bone -- an injury she suffered at the hands of Sara McMann during their bantamweight bout at UFC 183 a few weeks ago (video) -- to prove to Sarah that "she sure as hell" isn't afraid of her.

Check it out:

Not being able to accept a bout due to her medical suspension is just one of the reasons the two aren't squaring off again for a second time. Because as Tate puts it, she still has her sights on fighting someone more "relevant" like Bethe Correia.

The unfortunate wrinkle in that little plan, is that the Brazilian doesn't want to give Tate the time of day or share her "spotlight," as she is only interested in a title fight against Ronda Rousey.

Add that to the fact that Kaufman has now been booked to face off against Alexis Davis at UFC 186 on April 25, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and it seems Tate will have to find someone else to tango with, as her two options are now off the table.

Any suggestions?

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