Miesha: If a woman hits a man, he can hit her back

Friday, October 19, 2012

Prior to their March fight, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate engaged in pre fight trash talk so pointed that the night before the fight Tate’s boyfriend UFC fighter Bryan Caraway was dragged into the mix, kicking and screaming.

Rousey had appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience BLOG #15 and, laughing, said “I want to fight Miesha next, and then after that I want to fight her boyfriend. When asked if she really thought she could beat Caraway, Rousey said yes, twice.

When asked on Twitter about the comments, Caraway was intially light hearted, but was goaded into more bitter replies.

@jaybaggs
Who would win in an Mma fight, @rondarousey or @BryanCaraway ? Bookies have #Ronda as a 3-1 fav

@BryanCaraway
thats honestly a joke an a publicity stunt! It would be no comparison I could use 1 arm seriously lol

@ComIuygtuiyg
Rousey says she can kick ur ass. Would u ever fight her?

@BryanCaraway
that was just a publicity stunt. Guys and girls arent = I would knock her head off w 1 arm or choke her, not a real question

@colbub
you like stomping on women? that’s classy. @RondaRousey is going to break your girlfriends arm. lolz!

@BryanCaraway
and if she wants to challenge a man I’ll knock her teeth dwn her throat the break her arm!

@colbub
you shouldn’t be such a misogynist. If you can’t handle a girl poking fun at you, you have esteem issues.

‏ @BryanCaraway
haven’t said a word in weeks but she really believes she can compete w a man she better realize

@PADDYKILLZ
are you the Chris brown of mma? Fight @CMPunk he isn’t down for women hitters

‏ @BryanCaraway
oh I dnt hit Women! But she not a women. She gonna act like a dude she can deal w the consequences.

@michaelmason730
dana will drop your ass for threatening a woman

@BryanCaraway
I just said if she wanted to COMPETE against me that’s what would happen

The issue resurfaced earlier this week. Tate was happily twittering along like normal:

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
Twitter > Facebook
Cupcakes > Cookies
Vanilla > Chocolate
Strong > Skinny
#ImAttractedTo Face Punching
MMA > boxing
Water > soda
Hot > Cold
Humble > Cocky
WMMA > MMA

Suddendly a weird, English troll follower – or worse someone so befuddled they act like a troll in advertently – interjected himself.

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
Rousey>Tate

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
Why did Carraway say he would beat a woman? My 7 year old boy just asked me

What followed was a back and forth in which Tate strongly advocated a little made arguement for sexual equality – if a woman hits a man, she deserves to be hit back.

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
when a woman steps up to a man she should be treated as an equal, no discrimination

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
I think if she slaps u, u should b able 2 slap her back 100% its dumb 2 say a woman can but a man can’t

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
Looks like I am beating my wife tonight. She beats me so its fair

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
if your wife beats you up it’s not any more right for a woman to hit a man, why is this acceptable??

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
A man should never lay a hand on a woman and anyone who threatens a woman is pathetic. Tell Bryan to become a Man.

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
I disagree, I think women who hide behind being a girl, they hit or talk crap to men & think it’s ok 4 them butnot 4 man

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
I am all for equality, women should be treated equally in every aspect so if a women punches a man then he can punch her back

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
I hate double standards, I’ve worked all my life to break away from double standards, they work both ways for men and women

Laura Luella ‏@discoremixx
I love you Miesha and I’m a huge fan but I disagree. The only time this would be acceptable is in a ring.

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
no think about it, why can women act out in violence & let their tempors fly? Why is it ok for a woman to hit?

Miesha TateVerified ‏@MieshaTate
hell no I would never fight a man, that’s my point I would never challenge a man ever bc it’s idiotic

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
My point is society needs to stop putting double standards that it’s ok for a woman to challenge/hit a man & he can do or say NOTHING

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
Those standards are there for a reason. A woman is physically weaker than a man. They need it for protection.

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
people have brains 4 a reason women & men, use yours. Women don’t need protection these days that’s what the law is 4 not men

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
Then go in a ring with a male fighter at your weight. I guarantee that you will be defeated.

Miesha TateVerified ‏@MieshaTate
it needs 2 b straight across the board, no hitting or calling out from a man 2 a woman or a woman to a man it’s the same WRONG

Miesha TateVerified ‏@MieshaTate
your missing the point, the point is principle, a woman should know she is weaker there for WHY hit a man/challenge him?

Miesha TateVerified ‏@MieshaTate
It goes against nature 4 a woman 2 challenge a man physically period! In the wild if a lioness challenged a lion he’d eat her

Miesha TateVerified ‏@MieshaTate
don’t pick a fight you don’t think you can win& if you DO then be ready 4 all consequences

GodKing Breeze ‏@jbrown13
@edwardethan you completely misunderstand what her point is lol

Edward Macintyre ‏@edwardethan
Wrong. I asked whether it was right to hit a woman. This whole convo started from that.

Miesha TateVerified ‏@MieshaTate
yet another lie, look ur a troll Buddy we got it! Thns 4 the follow & helping prove me point, wrong is wrong male or female @edwardethan

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