Miesha Tate: Kim Winslow is literally ruining people's lives


Refereeing in professional sports is generally a thankless job. Doing your job right usually results in nothing, but screw up and everyone is on your case. It is of coure the job of the referee to competently control the action of the fight and make proper judgement calls on fighter safety, something that Miesha Tate believes Kim Winslow does not do:

"There's no way in hell I'd let Kim Winslow referee another fight of mine. I think she's horrible. I was so pissed when she stopped the fight. The first thing I did was look up at her and say, ‘Why did you stop the fight?' And [Winslow] goes, ‘Because your face is a mess.' I'm like, seriously? That's why you stopped the fight? Your face is a mess and they still let you work. That's what I felt like saying to her. I was like, are you serious right now? Did you not realize that we were coming in here to fight each other? You don't base it off how much someone's bleeding, you base it off whether or not they're cognitive and they're still trying.

She was like a yippy Chihuahua the whole time that I was on the bottom. ‘Miesha, you gotta do something, you gotta move.' I'm like, ‘Why? She's not doing anything to me, she's in my half-guard. Nobody finishes fights in half-guard.' But the referee, I thought she was going to stop it. She was over-coaching, over-refereeing. It's something that is very frustrating when you have other people who have never fought a day in their life, like Kim. She doesn't do anything. I don't think she deserves to be a referee. And if she is, she should go to the amateur levels where it doesn't matter as much, and there's not as much on the line, because she's literally ruining people's lives."

transcribed by MMAMania.com...

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BernardHopkins site profile image  

7/26/13 9:57 PM by BernardHopkins

so far all i have read is people commenting on kim's appearance and 1 fight where she didnt pull a heavyweight off another fighter, but she still got the point of the fight being off across and the guy stopped. lame

Jack Skellington site profile image  

7/26/13 7:51 PM by Jack Skellington

Meisha is still bitter about the Kat fight being stopped but that was a good stoppage. No matter what Tate tells herself. But Winslow did have trouble with Gonzaga - Herman fight when she charged innto break up the fight but ended up bouncing off of Gabe. LOL Luckily Gongaza stopped short from any more shots but no thanks to the reff.

Sublime7SD site profile image  

7/26/13 5:40 PM by Sublime7SD

I'm sure Meisha intended to shoot a takedown there. The fact that the result was her collapsing onto her hands and knees makes me think the stoppage was pretty legit. Kim's definitely not the best ref in the game, but Meisha comes off looking like a petty child making fun of her looks. She stopped the fight because she was concerned for Tate's safety, and rightfully so with the way Cat was blasting those knees into her beak. Kim saves her from potential brain damage and cosmetic surgery, Meisha gets the title shot and TUF coach slot anyways, and then trashes Kim. I wonder why people dislike her?

BIG CEC site profile image  

7/26/13 5:27 PM by BIG CEC

This is exactly why I prefer to watch than participate. According to Tate, she was going for a takedown. OK, those blows to her head by the way of knees have done a bad thing to her. It's obviously she has a tremendous amount of head trauma that has also caused her to loose some of her sight and made her delusional all at once. I am more than sure that she has seen the footage numerous times, but in her head, the match seems to have a different version of how it occurred. Like a professional, accept defeat and move on. She is not a scrub, she's in the UFC, and she is terrific at MMA. Just stop looking for excuses, you sound foolish.

mmavixen site profile image  

7/26/13 5:25 PM by mmavixen

I don't like my chuhuahua compared to Kim Winslow.   Anyway, I know it's wrong but Winslow just bothers me.  I don't know if it's the super outdated Sissy Spacek hair/look or the nose twinkle thing she does...and didn't they have her ref the Napao/peewee fight.  Could she really pull a HW off another one?  

InTheWeedz site profile image  

7/26/13 5:01 PM by InTheWeedz

LoL. This guy ... I agree with..

BernardHopkins site profile image  

7/26/13 4:20 PM by BernardHopkins

For all those saying winslow is no good give some examples. we can talk all day about dan mirgglalalifigas mistakes and mazagatti. what fights has winslow fucked up?  

BernardHopkins site profile image  

7/26/13 4:20 PM by BernardHopkins

  tate was done and before this gif, she looked completely wasted. had nothing left in her at all...as you can tell by the "takedown attempt" where she basically collapses

Chulio site profile image  

7/26/13 3:19 PM by Chulio

She was clearly smashing her face on Cat's knees and destroying them.Does Tate not have access to the fight replay. Constantly claiming she was in the middle of a take-downTate trying to stay relevant until TUF