(Now smile and pretend you like each other.)
If you didn’t know, Miesha Tate‘s turn ons are long walks on the beach and a good Twitter war.
The problem is that her latest intended target, Tara LaRosa hates the feeling of sand between her toes and isn’t one to take unwarranted abuse lying down. Consequently, the 11-2 Strikeforce women’s 135-pound contender may have bitten off more than she can chew with the outspoken highly-touted 125-pound 14-2 New Jersey native.
In a nutshell, Tate started the ball rolling by saying she would easily beat LaRosa as she claims that she used to “handle” her when the pair trained together when Meisha first started training in the sport. LaRosa scoffed at the claims, and said that she used to go at about 30% intensity with her much larger former training partner.
Of course Tate took umbrage to the intimation that she was fat, prompting her to say that she saw photos of LaRosa in high school and that she had to be about 180 or so — another claim Tara debunked.
The game point of the match went to LaRosa who revealed that a source in the know had tipped her off today to the fact that Tate allegedly employs the use of clenbuterol, a bronchodilator typically used by asthma sufferers that also doubles as a weight-cutting aid. Tate uncharacteristically ignored the claim by LaRosa and pretended like she didn’t read the tweet (or subsequent tweets).
For those of you who speak Twitter, here are the nuts and bolts of their back-and forth:
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@mauroranallo @thefightshow @mieshatate Oh Bleedin’ Christ! Here we go.
mauroranallo mauro r Taking care of a personal matter today but @thefightshowhas secured @mieshatate and @taralarosa.Tune in now! Sirius 98 thescore.com/radio
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa Did I say u said I was fat? No & I wasn’t U were heavy back in the day u even explained how u lost all the weight so dnt lie
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @MieshaTate What is the point you are trying to make? I never said you were fat… I said you were 155lbs, & you were. Are you roid raging?
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@RosiSexton Well SF might b history here soon so I may meet u there it would b gr8 mad respect! I think I’ll drop to 25 eventually
RosiSexton Rosi Sexton@TaraLaRosa @MieshaTate I’d fight either of you at 125… If someone can work things out with Bellator
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @MieshaTate Are you insane? I played college field hockey on scholarship, all through out HS, & in grade school. U’ve never seen pix of me.
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa U don’t know sh** 4 a fact & u even showed me pix of u all fat b4 started training, what were u about 180?
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa Cont so I learned how 2 actually diet right n not short cut like some ppl I got down 2 138 easy now I gotta gain 2 fight @ 135
MieshaTate Miesha Tate @TaraLaRosa So 2 start u were WAY bigger than I EVER was but who gives a sh** I said I’d fight u at 25 I know I can make it no prob
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa I just haven’t gone 25 yet cuz SF doesn’t have that division & u used to be hella fat when u started wrestling back in the day..
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa I fight whoever I can u of all ppl should know comin up it’s hard 2 get fights Im a natural 125r 2 smart 1 we r the same height
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@mmaTAKEDOWNgame I’m tryin, she’s dodgin
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@yodamatrix This chic has been up my ass for the past 4 years. I’ve about had it.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @aisydaly Thanks! It’s not a hard fight, this chic isn’t too bright. She has 0 logic or reasoning. Her arguements make no sense at all.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @ofutrecht IDK man, ask Miesha. I don’t even know the specifics on the shit.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @xxFranchizexx I just found out she’s been on Clenbuterol, a steriod. I’m guessing she’s on a plane right now back to the west coast.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @Steele81111 I. AM. FURIOUS!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @TalkMMA She had 2 cut 2 148lbs for World Grappling Championships! Look at her shoulders in the pic w/ BSL, tht was the 1st thing I said WTF
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @bloodstainlane @QoSBaszler @mmarising …did I call that shit or what?!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosaJust got some inside info about where all Miesha’s newfound confidence is comin from… Clenbuterol. I knew u were on somethin sweetheart!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@Gsawr3yn @BloodstainLane @MieshaTate I wonder what @bjpenndotcom would say bout clenbuterol? So this is where all ur courage is comin from!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa @MieshaTate You’ve seriously been punchd in the head too much. Ur brain isn’t workin right, u better go get a CAT scan or somthin! 4 real!
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa I cut for 20 min to make 134 the lightest in the tourney, weighed in the lightest of all the girls
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate R u trippin? You met me in 06…I had been training 10 years prior to that in NC. I was 143 cut to 135 in 2001 for my 1st fight!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate I was hella fat? In April/May 06 u were 155lbs! I’ve never fought above 135! I started training in judo in ’96 I always did 63kg
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate No babe, I know for a fact that you have picked and chosen your opponents. You’ve turned down many fights.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@usatmma That’s because it’s real and not contrived. …and I mean every single word that I’m saying.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@condo4r I’m at 125, she’s at 135 & used to fight at 145. She likes fighting smaller girls, & chics w/ crappy records. She has 0 integrity.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@BloodstainLane U did this! U were just supposd to be hypin the Marloes thing…why did I get draggd into it?! Make me a waffle, I’m hungry!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@thanew It’s stupid, and cheesy. Unfortunately, this isn’t contrived like most feuds… we legitimately do not get along, for good reasons.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@Roxyfighter …(deep breath) …Thanx Rox.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@randallpink_ Sorry man… this has been comin for YEARS.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate Ur bout as dumb as a box o’rocks, u know that? Those chix all 3 of em, Carina Damm, Hitomi Akano, Maiju Kujala r natural 125rs!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate O honey, I’m not dodgin u. I don’t like u & never have. U don’t deserve2 make a dime off fightn me. Did u miss the Yakima tweet?
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate Are you serious? RLY? C’mon you really think you’re better than me? The cut to 125 alone will kill you.
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa No one can take away what you’ve done but do I think I can beat you? absolutly
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa Ypu obviously don’t know me, I can make 25 I already made 32 no prob, 25 just a hop & skip I just don’t mind steppin up @ 35
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa Haha maybe but you won’t
MieshaTate Miesha Tate@TaraLaRosa I would love to fight Bazler whenever but it ain’t gonna get you off my radar, nice try
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate You fought shortened rds, less rds, & 125lbers to get the title shot! U wanna fight some1 b4 @mcoenen it should be @qosbaszler!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate U rly think ur tht important to SF? Ur an ego centric, self absorbed liar, tht believes ur own hype! Marloes is going to beat u!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate Maybe u r now, but u sure as shit weren’t then! You were a mat mop. What part of “SF doesn’t have a 125lb div” do u not get?
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@ajmuaythai It wasn’t cuz she was new, she had “wrestled” in hs. It was cuz she wasn’t serious, & only there to be around the guys.
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@ShelbyBelfast I tired of this damn poser!
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@DimboSpice +the only ppl she beat had shitty records or were smaller! The2 chix her size w/good records @mmasarah & @kaitlin_young beat her
TaraLaRosa Tara LaRosa@MieshaTate Yeeeeeahh… ok! So, how about that knee?! #FAKER! @martijndej @mcoenen