Rousey, White happy with Tate in TUF

 

Earlier today news broke that Cat Zingano was injured and Miesha Tate will be taking her spot coaching against Ronda Rousey on the next season of the Ultimate Fighter. Zingano injured herself May 16th, but the situation has been kept under wraps until today, when it was revealed on the set of the show to the surpise of even Rousey herself:

When Tate came out, Rousey was clearly stunned and she stormed out of the UFC training center, searching for White. She later said she was angry because she thought Tate was replacing her.

Rousey, though, was pleased with the change.

"This is what we really wanted all along," Rousey told Yahoo! Sports. "Everyone said an Ultimate Fighter between me and Miesha would be the best. We have a personal history with each other and this is a personal show. For some reason, me and Miesha are intertwined in fate like Ali and Frazier or something like that.

"I think people will look back at this as one of the monumental rivalries and look back at this as one of those things that really cemented women's MMA."

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White also explained the decision to Yahoo! Sports:

"Miesha has the most experience," White said. "She'd probably won the first two rounds of that fight with Cat and if it had gone to the cards, she'd probably have won by decision. The nice thing having Cat in there coaching against Ronda is that Cat was undefeated, and so we had this whole thing of two undefeated fighters facing off.

"But with Miesha, she and Ronda already had a great fight and they have a history together. They don't like each other. We'll make it work. We always do. You know how I say every day when I wake up, I know some bad [expletive] is going to happen? Well, this was one of them, but we're doing the best we can here."

 

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Ironhouse site profile image  

5/29/13 9:16 AM by Ironhouse

After the Sonnen and title fight I realized this silly show takes precedence over the sport. After the Diaz title shot I realized UFC has no desire to be considered as serious as something like the NFL. To enjoy the new era UFC I had to change my perspective of what it was and downgrade my fandom a bit. Accept that UFC became WWE with real strikes when it signed with Fox, sit back, and enjoy the show. UFC isn't NFL, it's Boxing with better ratings, and I'm ok with that as long as I get to see a decent PPV once in a while.

Glovegate site profile image  

5/29/13 7:53 AM by Glovegate

"She'd probably won the first two rounds of that fight with Cat and if it had gone to the cards, she'd probably have won by decision." But in reality, she didn't.  She got knocked out.   "The nice thing having Cat in there coaching against Ronda is that Cat was undefeated, and so we had this whole thing of two undefeated fighters facing off.   But with Miesha, she and Ronda already had a great fight and they have a history together.  They don't like each other." Lol @ Meisha being better because of their "history".  You mean the history where she got her arm yanked off in the first round?  Kind of like Bigfoot's "history" with Cain, right?   We'll make it work.  We always do." Except for all the times you don't, lol.  Anyone remember 151?  And how are those superfights coming?  You know, the ones the fans have been requesting for years.   I don't want to sound like an ingrate, this sport is awesome and they do actually do a lot of cool stuff.  But this is plain propaganda, as always.  We're always told what we want, it's pure coincidence that it sometimes happens to be what we're actually asking for.

Bellator Fan site profile image  

5/29/13 7:45 AM by Bellator Fan

Ronda is getting the Tito treatment. The Dana White curse has returned to the UFC!

Kenso site profile image  

5/29/13 7:25 AM by Kenso

The surgery thing is not a cover up. Maybe Cat was waiting for the Honda fight to be over so she could have the surgery afterwards but Zuffa thought things over and offered her some kind of arrangement to step aside and have the surgery earlier so they can have Honda-Meisha as the coaches of TUF as they originally planned.

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

5/29/13 6:03 AM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Yeah that whole knee surgery thing is just a cover up.

Dominique Robinson site profile image  

5/29/13 4:58 AM by Dominique Robinson

Damn dismiss Cat

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

5/29/13 4:49 AM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

Funny how Dana says she would of won the decision 29-28 but fails to mention in her previous fight against Kedzie she would of lost 29-28 if Tate didn't finish the fight in the 3rd round. You got a girl who just lost to Rousey and has gone 1-1 since then and if you go by rounds she is 3-3 (lost first 2 against Kedzie and 3rd against Kat) so no clue who she should get a title shot over McMann.

Skeletor68 site profile image  

5/29/13 4:13 AM by Skeletor68

That's really shitty for Cat.

SinCityHustler site profile image  

5/29/13 3:39 AM by SinCityHustler

If getting destroyed how Tate was in round 3 is only a 10-9 round in your book, what constitutes a 2 point round?