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.

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

Miesha Tate ‏@MieshaTate
Straight up Lie

@CCasiglio
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…