Tate happy to be free of Rousey drama

Thursday, April 03, 2014

For the past few years you couldn't mention Miesha Tate unless Ronda Rousey was also in the conversation. The two fought twice and coached opposite each other on the Ultimate Fighter. Now Tate has moved past her rivalry with Rousey and looks forward to her fight with Liz Carmouche, and a lot less drama:

“I really like being matched up with Liz,” Tate said. “It’s so refreshing. She has great sportsmanship. I get along with everyone from her team. It’s nice to just not have anything else to focus on. No drama. For most of my life, I’ve been a drama-free girl.” 

Drama has not been kind to Tate inside the cage. She gives full credit to Rousey for beating her twice (in March 2012 and again in December) but, as any competitive fighter likely would, believes she could have performed better. 

She appeared to essentially play into Rousey’s strengths in the second fight, by loading her weight onto Rousey’s hips during constant attempts to take her down. 

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