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Saturday night was an historic day for women's MMA. Ronda Rousey defended her title for the first time in dominant fashion (there was relief no one's arm broke) and Miesha Tate and Julie Kedzie put on a fight of the year contender.

However, rather feeling triumphant, Tate is critical of herself, saying she does not feel she deserves a  rematch with Rousey yet, and in a recent appearance on The MMA Hour that she wants to take a step back from MMA to regroup.

"I didn't feel the passion and fire I felt in all my previous fights. I felt out of my element, I didn't feel normal in there whatsoever. It was very strange, it was not a feeling I enjoyed and not something I want to experience again.

"I don't really know what my next step is here. Even when I was when lined up with Julie, across the cage, I was like, ‘Is this really happening right now? Am I really here? Am I really in this fight?' I felt like I was kind of just in this twilight zone. I did not like that. It's not how I normally feel, not how emotions really run.

"Normally I'm excited to be there, I'm amped and pumped, and I felt little to nothing, and I mean, she literally elbowed me and got my lip really good and I was like ‘ehh, whatever.' She kicked me in the face, ‘ehh, whatever,' It was not, it wasn't a normal circumstance for me I don't know why that is but I'm asking myself a lot of questions. I think I need to take a step back, relax a minute, and evaluate it. I need to find a way to fire myself up again and get that passion, because I know there's so much I still want to accomplish in MMA.

"I absolutely want to fight Ronda Rousey twice, but at this point, you know, mentally and emotionally, I'm not right. I shouldn't be getting into the cage if I'm not going into it wholeheartedly for this fight. It's hard for me to admit that, but that's the honest truth. I didn't feel like it for this fight like I did for other fights. I don't know how to explain that, I guess it's something I just have to figure out at this point."

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8/21/12 8:27 AM
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Honestly I saw it too. When she got blasted in the face with the kick and an elbow she just looked out of it and not like on queer street but spaced out. Phone Post
8/21/12 8:33 AM
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Most people would have fear. Props fort being honest with herself. Phone Post
8/21/12 8:38 AM
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What she is describing actually sounds like some degree of depression to me. Phone Post
8/21/12 8:40 AM
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DABJJ BEN -  What she is describing actually sounds like some degree of depression to me. Phone Post

Here's to hoping you're feeling depressed. Just at a deeper, more permanent level.

She got her arm wrecked idiot. She's questioning the sanity of putting her life and the life of others in harm's way. She isn't depressed. She's just a human.

If there is one silver lining to women fighters - they tell the truth more readily.
8/21/12 8:41 AM
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8/21/12 9:14 AM
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DABJJ BEN -  What she is describing actually sounds like some degree of depression to me. Phone Post

Here's to hoping you're feeling depressed. Just at a deeper, more permanent level.

She got her arm wrecked idiot. She's questioning the sanity of putting her life and the life of others in harm's way. She isn't depressed. She's just a human.

If there is one silver lining to women fighters - they tell the truth more readily.

Why are you freaking out? She sounds depressed to me. The guy didn't say she was full blown depressed and needed to be hospitalized.

If Rhonda said something like that everyone would be all over it.
8/21/12 9:18 AM
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Soul=stolen by Honda
8/21/12 9:35 AM
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Perfectly natural...and she overcame it, let's not forget. Despite it all she hung TOUGH and WON. She still FORCED the other girl to QUIT...Meisha was outta sorts, but she never quit and WON.
8/21/12 10:21 AM
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She didn't like being on the prelims. Phone Post
8/21/12 10:25 AM
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8/21/12 10:48 AM
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RLL -  Ask any fighter, the moment you get in the cage can be surreal. Peparing for something physically is the easy part, wrapping your head around it mentally can sometimes be the real challenge.

Sounds to me like she needs a break from training and fighting for a few months to find her passion again. A sports therapist might help her too.

" Ask any fighter, the moment you get in the cage can be surreal."

I experienced this. I've often tried to put it into words for normal folks, but I don't think its something they would understand unless they were in the same situation.
8/21/12 11:45 AM
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She only made 2K less than Rousey. If she can pull that kind of coin without fighting Ronda again, why would she?
8/21/12 12:12 PM
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It could honestly be too much brain trauma during training or whatever. Those are common symptoms - loss of emotion, depression, etc. Be careful.
8/21/12 12:29 PM
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yes finally the porn career is calling her name
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BIGFOOTinMyMouth - She only made 2K less than Rousey. If she can pull that kind of coin without fighting Ronda again, why would she?

seriously what motivation is there to beat the champ in her own division, it just really makes no sense. Seriously though wtf?
8/21/12 2:55 PM
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bla bla bla.. my emotions..im on my period...my mother said blahh..

lol @ women
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she needs a good holiday and she will be fine!
8/21/12 5:10 PM
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Stole her soul. Phone Post
8/21/12 5:36 PM
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I don't mean to to sound like a Dr Phil but i wish more people had the guts to talk about there feellings like Miesha did, and that they might need help instead of bottling it up inside and not talking about it.
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DABJJ BEN -  What she is describing actually sounds like some degree of depression to me. Phone Post

Here's to hoping you're feeling depressed. Just at a deeper, more permanent level.

She got her arm wrecked idiot. She's questioning the sanity of putting her life and the life of others in harm's way. She isn't depressed. She's just a human.

If there is one silver lining to women fighters - they tell the truth more readily.

Voted down for being yourself. Dont ever do that again....your personality is terrible.

Feel free to silently vote me down next time. I really don't care about your interwebs games. lol

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iamarealamerican - bla bla bla.. my emotions..im on my period...my mother said blahh..

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wow. You're a moron. lol
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DABJJ BEN -  What she is describing actually sounds like some degree of depression to me. Phone Post

Here's to hoping you're feeling depressed. Just at a deeper, more permanent level.

She got her arm wrecked idiot. She's questioning the sanity of putting her life and the life of others in harm's way. She isn't depressed. She's just a human.

If there is one silver lining to women fighters - they tell the truth more readily.

Why are you freaking out? She sounds depressed to me. The guy didn't say she was full blown depressed and needed to be hospitalized.

If Rhonda said something like that everyone would be all over it.

LOL yeah, I see no reason for Authority Figure to be all butthurt about that other guy's comments. She does sound kinda depressed.
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DABJJ BEN -  What she is describing actually sounds like some degree of depression to me. Phone Post

Here's to hoping you're feeling depressed. Just at a deeper, more permanent level.

She got her arm wrecked idiot. She's questioning the sanity of putting her life and the life of others in harm's way. She isn't depressed. She's just a human.

If there is one silver lining to women fighters - they tell the truth more readily.

Why are you freaking out? She sounds depressed to me. The guy didn't say she was full blown depressed and needed to be hospitalized.

If Rhonda said something like that everyone would be all over it.

LOL yeah, I see no reason for Authority Figure to be all butthurt about that other guy's comments. She does sound kinda depressed.
Thanks. It seems as though AF is the one who is placing an unwarranted stigma upon people with depression. As if Iwas somehow putting her down. Not only do I speak from experience, having felt some of the same things she expressed (although obviously not on the same stage), I also have a degree in psychology which gives me some experience with knowing the clinical diagnostic criteria based upon her subjectively described experiences. So, in short, AF can suck it. Phone Post

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