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Ronda Rousey didn't watch Miesha Tate's win over Holly Holm at UFC 196, offers up reaction anyway

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Most of the mixed martial arts (MMA) tuned in to UFC 196 -- which went down last night (Sat., March 5, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nevada -- which meant they witnessed Miesha Tate finally obtain Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold by choking out Holly Holm in the fifth and final round.

Video highlights here.

Ronda Rousey, though, wasn't interested in watching the fight, as she was too busy attending the Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWA) show in Reseda, California as evidenced by these photos courtesy of

Watch the incredible video highlights from UFC 196 last night!

Hey, I get it, when I worked at McDonald's as a teen, that last thing I wanted to do was go eat there on my days off.

Still, most will find it surprising that "Rowdy" wouldn't tune in to see the person who dethroned her attempt to defend her belt against her bitterest of rivals. If nothing else for scouting purposes.

Nevertheless, UFC president Dana White kept Ronda in the loop by texting her the outcome of the title fight. Upon hearing the news that Tate had choked Holm unconscious, "Rowdy" had this to say via White's comments.

"Ronda wasn't watching the fight. I text Ronda and she said 'What happened?'" White said. "I said 'Miesha just choked her unconscious' and she said 'Looks like I've got to get back to work.'"

Oh, Ronda.

With two wins over Miesha, one would think "Cupcake" now holding the title would be good news for Ronda, as she seems to have the new champion's number. And while that may be the case, Rousey was actually pulling for Holm.

That's because the judoka wanted to be the one to hand Holm her first-ever loss and get some sweet revenge in the process. For now, Rousey will have to settle for a trilogy fight against Miesha, which White confirmed will go down later this year.

Not a bad consolation prize.

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