Miesha Tate and Sara McMann deny turning down Rousey fight

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Back in March Ronda Rousey submitted Miesha Tate with an armbar to take the Strikeforce 135-pound title:

After taking some time to heal an arm that Rousey described as being ripped like a turkey leg, Tate said she wanted a rematch.

However, Rousey, now the  UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, will face Liz Carmouche in first title defense.

Tate responded bluntly to reports that she had turned down the title shot, via Twitter.

Ronda said in her interview with Ariel that you turned down a rematch with her.

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
Straight up Lie

just read Dana said u turned it down.

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
He’s misinformed

Read entire twitter…

US Olympian Sara McMann said she, too, did not turn down the fight.

Sara McMann ‏@Sara_McMann
It is hard to turn down a fight… that was never offered #ForTheRecord

Read entire twitter…