Miesha Tate punched her ticket to a trilogy fight with arch nemesis Ronda Rousey when she choked out Holly Holm to claim the women's bantamweight strap in the co-main event of UFC 196 last Saturday (March 5, 2016).
"Cupcake" stopped "The Preacher's Daughter" in the fifth round to lay claim to the 135-pound title and it was soon confirmed by company brass that she would be meeting "Rowdy" next.
Not so fast, says Holm.
"I want a rematch. Miesha's been around a long time. She's a tough champion so I'm sure she'll want to take the fight so let's do it. I gave you a shot, give me a shot. I'm not going to let you choke me out again."
Tate has yet to comment on who she thinks her next opponent will be, but others have began lobbying for a rematch along with Holm.
Rousey's return to the Octagon is not set in stone at the moment and it could very well be a while before that's a realistic possibility because of her Hollywood endeavors. She was not around to witness Tate's miraculous comeback as it transpired, but it may have lit a fire underneath the ex-champion.
The answer would appear to be no, but it's not as if he had any problem with how the co-main event between Holm and Tate unfolded.
Someone get me the odds on Rousey fighting at UFC 200 pronto.
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