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Turns Out, Nearly Having Her Arm Ripped Off STILL Didn’t Squash the Beef Between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey


(Once again, we must turn to Rowdy Roddy Piper to lead by example.) 

Although moments were tense in the aftermath of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey’s brutal first round, title-earning armbar over Miesha Tate, it seemed as if the two competitors had finally found, at the minimum, a newfound respect for one another. Sure, Ronda still referred to Miesha as “fake,” but it seemed like these two had perhaps found a common ground. A close friendship and some drunk photos of them making out seemed to be on the horizon, at least to us.

How optimistic ignorant we were.

It all started when Miesha, who may still have to undergo surgery for the damaged ligaments she suffered in the fight, mind you, requested a rematch with the newly crowned 135 lb. champion, stating the following:

I, personally, would love the opportunity to have a rematch. I think at a high level, it takes one mistake. Anyone can make a mistake at any moment and someone’s able to capitalize on that. I don’t feel that Ronda proved anything other than what she’s already (proved) — that she has one thing that she’s great at. Really phenomenal at. But everything else, I could beat her. Give me another shot. I think it was competitive. I think for the most part I was probably winning. And I think at a competitive high level, one day one person could beat the one person, and the other day the other person would beat the other person.

This statement is…let’s call it ballsy, to say the least. And let’s not get into the fact that, “I think for the most part I was probably winning,” just surpassed Judo Gene LeBell’s “nice big dinner” line as the most hilariously confusing sentence in the history of the English language. A hell of a lot of conviction there.

Well believe it or not, Ronda caught wind of Miesha’s statements, because the Internet is a surprisingly crowded place. And wouldn’t you know, she was not too pleased by them. When asked for a response to Tate’s claims during a recent interview with BloodyElbow, Ronda responded with a shake of her head and the following verbal beatdown:

It just kind of makes her sound dumb. Everyone knows that I wanted to armbar her, and there was nothing she could do to stop me, even with months of preparation. I think that proves a lot. It’s like she’s not even looking at the actual situation. I don’t know what match she was watching, to really think that. One of those pieces of advice that my mom tells me all the time is, ‘Never listen to your own press.’ The second I got out of that cage, my coach was already telling me a million things I did wrong. It just seems tome like she must be surrounded by a bunch of “yes men” all the time, saying stuff like, ‘Oh yeah, you were winning. You were totally dominating.’ If I was her, I would look at that match, look at what I did wrong, and try to fix it next time, and not be like ‘I was totally winning before I lost.’ 

Ronda went on to say that she would gladly accept a rematch with Tate, as long as it happened this weekend, and with the same referee as in their first contest. OK, so maybe those last two bits were made up.

Given Tate’s probable layoff, coupled with the general belief that Sarah Kaufman will be getting the next crack at Rousey, it doesn’t look like these two will be seeing one another in the ring anytime soon. However, I leave you with two pieces of evidence that argue that this fight should never, ever, happen again.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

-J. Jones

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VasyaDC- March 16, 2012 at 7:42 am
It was definitely more competitive than Rousey lets on, but I think in order to have a rematch there has to be a fairly good chance that the challenger may win the second go-around (abstractly 40%+ or so). Miesha Tate just isn't there. Miesha has decent standup and good wrestling, but she's made it clear that she isn't finishing anything, so, realistically, what's her best chance? Avoid the arm-bar and win on points by boxing and double-legging-and-standing-back-up? If Miesha ends up Conditing the re-match, Rousey still has her swarm-into-judo-throws tactic available and has to still be seen as the favorite in what would be a much more boring second fight that most people would regret watching.
Ricardo Guitardo- March 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm
At least she didn't get her mayo-spreading arm broken. Still can make a sandwich if need be.
BelieveInThePowerOfOne- March 14, 2012 at 1:39 am
RAMPAGE VS RUA!!!!!!! AS RAMPAGE'S FINAL FIGHT MY MOTHER NINJAS!!!! http://www.fuel.tv/ufctonight/#!/rampage-jackson-will-face-shogun-on-his-way-out-of-the-ufc
frndlylion- March 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Meisha needs to stick to beating off umm I mean beating up her boyfriend. She has nothing to offer Rousey in a rematch except maybe her other arm.
Every time she opens her mouth she proves that she is an idiot.
I wanna see Rhonda kick the dog shit out of Meisha's boyfriend. You think he was scared to fight Diego Brando? Boy would straight up piss himself if Rhonda was coming for him.
EnemyofReality- March 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm
I don't think running across the cage with your head down and eyes closed at a really good ground fighter 'smart'. And to not feel that arm bar coming TWICE is not the showing of a good fighter, especially when you KNOW IT'S COMING. Meisha is taking this loss like a pus.... let's say someone weak of character. Respect lost for her.
RearNakedSpoon- March 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm
No idea what that clip is from but they sure as hell cared a lot about UV rays back in those days.
Gener- March 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Why would Meisha getting her arm snapped squash a beef? I could see it making her even more pissed off... and why shouldn't a rematch happen some time? Meisha is still good and aside from a handful of others, who else is going to make it possible for Ronda Rousey to stay employed as a fighter?
FightZen- March 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm
I don't get it. She took it to Rousey. Tagged her, took her down, took her back, escaped an arm bar attempt (I don't care what Rousey says). Yeah, she lost, and she lost soundly. But to pretend it wasn't even competitive is buying to to Rousey's hype. Give me a break.
Clyde- March 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm
I'm sure it was more like 85%ish Dead cow. Anyway, Meisha had a couple of good moments, but Rousey was in charge for the majority, and having your arm broke will probably not be good for your confidence in a rematch.

Love the Rousey was here pic though.
The_Dead_Cow- March 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm
60% of the time it works every time.
J. Jones- March 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm
^ I think I just peed a little.......yep, definitely did.
mmaandrew34- March 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm
they must have a big kitchen to fit a whole octagon in there
HEY- March 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Why don't you two have a kiss?
HandsofGold- March 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Someone in her camp should really teach her how to punch from the mounted position. I mean damn!
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