Rousey: Tate just sounds kind of dumb


SD: Miesha stated that she felt she was winning until you caught her with the second armbar. What's your take on this?

RR: I don't think there's any way she could argue that she was winning that fight at all. If you just look at the striking stats, I landed 43 strikes and she landed 11. If you look at the actual damage, she was bruised up on her leg and her face, not to mention her arm. The only point in the fight where she could say she was being the least bit dominant, is the part where she had my back, but she definitely landed fewer strikes from the back, and had zero submission attempts. The one time she tried to do something, she lost her position immediately. That wasn't a dominant position for her, that was pretty much her holding on for dear life. Every single takedown was me, I had the majority of the strikes, and I got the win. This all happened in four minutes, and if she assumes that the few seconds that she had my back, that she was the winner...well she wasn't doing anything productive there anyway, except prolonging the inevitable.

SD: Miesha said during her interview that you didn't really prove much during your fight. How do you feel about that statement?

RR: 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.'

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Shogun of Harlem site profile image  

3/15/12 1:29 PM by Shogun of Harlem

Pretty much this. It was funny seeing people talk about how Miesha was going to beat Rousey. The same for when talk about Tara LaRosa fighting her.

stevestevens38 site profile image  

3/15/12 8:52 AM by stevestevens38

I am pretty sure it is in this short clip, if not, it will be in the full version:Short:

FLMikeATT site profile image  

3/14/12 2:04 PM by FLMikeATT

total pwnage (again). 100% correct.

paw site profile image  

3/14/12 11:22 AM by paw

 nice post

PECKINPAH site profile image  

3/14/12 11:19 AM by PECKINPAH

Was this on Rogan's podcast? Have a link?

Uncle Justice site profile image  

3/14/12 10:37 AM by Uncle Justice

 TTT Great work, Crook.

stevestevens38 site profile image  

3/14/12 10:28 AM by stevestevens38

Well when guys like Rogan and Bravo seem confused and keep asking Ronda where she learned her submission skills even after she said Judo, you know there is not much hope, I mean just look at what her mother was doing in the 80's.....I thought this was settled here like 12 years ago when Bolo got a copy of Okano's Vital Judo groundwork book. I'm not even bringing up all the Judo Masterclass books that have been around forever that cover this stuff.

ASBELTOMATO site profile image  

3/13/12 10:54 PM by ASBELTOMATO

perhaps someday someone will explain ownage to you.

mijo site profile image  

3/13/12 10:29 PM by mijo

Tate took a considerable beating, and said lets do it again bitch.

mijo site profile image  

3/13/12 10:28 PM by mijo

Let me tell how popular Judo is here in America! .................................................