Rousey: Tate is an un-American, ungrateful POS

by Crooklyn
February 20, 2012

In a recent TapouT Radio interview, Ronda Rousey discussed a wide range of issues in reference for her title bout with Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate at "Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey" on March 3, Columbus. OH.

Fighting weight

“I’m at 141.8 right now. I’m a professional, and I want to have a better cut than Miesha does, because I want to beat the girl into the ground."

The Olympics

“She brought up that my Olympic medal is a fraud, and that I really got fourth place. I just thought, ‘What kind of an ungrateful little POS are you? I won the Olympic medal for YOUR country, and you’re questioning the validity of the Olympic medal that I got for your country, just to make yourself feel a little bit better.’ I mean, that’s just not even American ...  the whole idea that she would try to defame one of her own country’s Olympic medals is so tactless. It was un-American and an anti-patriot thing to do."

Trash Talk

“A lot of her attempts at trash talking and comebacks are just lame and not witty ... she doesn’t have that great of a vocabulary, and she’s not really that quick witted. She needs me to supply the trash talk, because she doesn’t really come up with anything original.”

Dana White

“My phone rang, and I was like, ‘Las Vegas?’ I picked up, and this voice goes, ‘Ronda, this is Dana White. How are you?’ I’m like, ‘FINE!’ I mean, what do you say there? He told me he was very, very excited about this fight, and that he was going to do whatever he can to promote it ... It’s so encouraging to see somebody like him starting to see the potential in women’s MMA. I think there’s still a lot more work to do, and I think he does have some points, in that we need to develop more depth, but it is coming.”

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