Dana White may have saved Miesha Tate's career by helping her avoid a potential third loss to Ronda Rousey, but he didn't take the time to inform "Cupcake" firsthand.
That's what is seemingly irking Tate, who told MMA Junkie that it "sucked" that the Las Vegas, Nevada-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion didn't call her to inform them of the decision to grant Holly Holm next crack at "Rowdy."
"I found out later than half the world, even, because I was still asleep, I guess, when it was announced. I woke up to about 30 texts on my phone saying, ‘Oh, I'm sorry,' and I was like, ‘What? It sucked not finding out from the promotion itself, so I felt a little bit disappointed and my feelings were kind of hurt, to be honest. I was really bummed out because I was really motivated and I really felt like I hit a new level. I was training for her already. I didn't take any time off after my fight and it really kind of shot me in the heart. It was like, ‘Damn. That's what I thought I was going to get, and that's what the world thought I was going to get.' It was a pretty heartbreaking process for me, so I'm not exactly sure what's next."
Soon after it was revealed "The Preacher's Daughter" would be duking it out with "Rowdy" in Melbourne, Australia at UFC 193, rumors began to swirl that Tate would likely take on Amanda Nunes at UFC 194.
But, according to "Cupcake," the bout isn't signed yet. In fact, she hasn't even had conversation about a fight against the talented Brazilian.
"No, (I'm) definitely not (signed to fight Nunes). I haven't talked to the UFC or my coaches or my management about it. ... As far as what's next, I really don't know I need to get home and talk to my management and my coaches."
In the meantime, Tate has been keeping busy trying to make her own imprint on Hollywood, as she -- along with the aforementioned holm and Cris Cyborg -- have been filing the the upcoming action flick, "Fight Valley."
A girl has to get paid.