Miesha Tate Candid About Rematch with Ronda Rousey – ‘I Don’t Feel That I Deserve It’

August 19, 2012
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courtesy of Showtime

Miesha Tate and Julie Kedzie put on without a doubt the most compelling and action packed fighton the entire Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman fight card.

A back and forth battle with knockdowns, submission attempts, submission escapes, mad scrambles and even a slick finish to the fight.

But as good as the fight was for everybody watching live in San Diego and all the fans watching at home on Showtime, there was on person not impressed by what happened in the cage Saturday night.

That one person was former Strikeforce women’s champion Miesha Tate.

Following the event, Tate was asked about a possible rematch with current champion Ronda Rousey, the woman who took the belt from her earlier this year. In a very candid and honest answer, Tate responded by saying based on her fight with Kedzie, she’s not deserving nor ready for a second bout with Rousey just yet.

“At this point, I don’t feel that my performance, I mean everyone is saying it was ‘Fight of the Night’ and everything and that’s great and I’m really happy it was an entertaining bout, but I personally am not happy with my performance. I definitely don’t think it was a contention worthy performance,” Tate said.

“I’m not going to ask for that at that point because I don’t feel that I deserve it. I think that I need to take a couple fights and I need a better performance than that. I think the fans deserve something better and I know that I can deliver better than that.”

In the end, Tate still walks away with the victory, but by her own admission needs a more impressive showing if she’s going to earn another crack at Rousey and the belt she held just six months ago.

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  • Mario

    Smart girl.

    Tate is real cool! Great fight!

  • Ketsugo_John

    She knows better than get her snapped off for a second time. 😉

  • MaritalArtist

    She did a little arm snapping herself this time around, didn’t she?

  • horaceharter

    Meisha knows she isn’t that good and why get humiliated again by Ronda? Meisha got a man’s nose. let Rousey beat up Tate’s girlfriend Brian Caroway.

    • johnnybooker

      Wow…you did your mama proud with that classy post. Could we institute some kind of emotioanl intelligence threshold for posting here?

      • johnnybooker

        Maybe a spellcheck too…

  • bernardmartin

    Tate was getting beat up the whole fight until Kedzie went for the kill and got caught in the armbar. She was killing Tate in the stand up game. Greg Jackson should have been yelling at her to let Tate get up. Kedzie bailed Tate out.

  • bernardmartin

    Tate knows that at this point, Rousey would kill her again.

  • horaceharter

    Meisha tate should take that man’s nose off her face and get some serious plastic surgery. tate will never beat Rousey. Tat’es boyfriend wimp cannot beat Ronda.

  • MaritalArtist

    We all know the only girls who can beat rousey are kedzie, and cyborg

    • horaceharter

      Kedzie is a loser. Cyborg is a man. tate is too scared to fight Ronda again. Not much left. Sara is finished. The Dutch broad might take the payday.