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Miesha Tate: Ronda Rousey dropped to 135 once talks with 'Cyborg' became serious

"From her whole career it was just 145 and 145 only at the beginning. It seemed like when the talks with 'Cyborg' became serious, it was like, 'No, I'm dropping to 135.' Granted, she is the champion, but so is 'Cyborg.' They're both dominant champions, one weight class apart. To me it makes sense to meet in the middle."

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight No. 1 contender Miesha Tate told UFC Tonight that she's stuck in limbo after matchmakers bounced her from a planned title fight against reigning 135-pound titleholder Ronda Rousey, who will instead meet Holly Holm later this year in Australia. The chances of "Cupcake" getting a third go-round with "Rowdy" seem slim after UFC President Dana White made these comments, and further complicating the matter is the oft-talked about showdown between Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino, a vicious striker who may have chased Rousey from the featherweight ranks of Strikeforce. And before you ice "Cupcake" for those comments, remember she's not the first ex-champ to levy that charge.

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