Miesha Tate Loves the Idea of Coaching Opposite Ronda Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter

August 18, 2012
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Miesha Tate StrikeforceThrough 15 seasons of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, the UFC and its television partners have seen and produced just about every angle possible in terms of coaches and fighters.

They’ve brought on heated rivals like Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as coaches. They’ve had YouTube street fighters like Kimbo Slice look to earn their way into the UFC through the reality show. There’s even been a live season of The Ultimate Fighter, although one is all anybody will be seeing of that format.

But if there is one element that The Ultimate Fighter has omitted through 15 seasons, heading into their 16th which debuts on FX in September, it’s a competition fueled by women’s mixed martial artists.

With this weekend’s Strikeforce card headlined by women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, it’s hard not to think that at some point down the road she and her biggest rival to date would make for great reality TV.

“I love it,” said Miesha Tate on MMAWeekly Radio when asked about her thoughts on coaching opposite Rousey on TUF. “I think that would be the fight to put on if they were going to do that. It doesn’t get any better than Ronda and I; two ladies who honestly have a rival between each other.”

Rousey and Tate had the most heated rivalry in women’s MMA history earlier this year, which led to their showdown in March in Columbus, Ohio. Ultimately, Rousey once again pulled off an armbar submission, and Tate is quick to point out her mistakes in the fight.

Still, if given the chance she’d love to do it all over again.

“I feel like there’s unfinished business. I have to hold myself accountable. I think I allowed myself to be mentally beat before I came through the cage,” Tate revealed.

“I was confident that I was going to win the fight, maybe too confident, but I wasn’t in the right mindset. I should have been more conscious of what was going on and not paid as much attention to promotion and things like that. I realize that now.”

All Strikeforce fighters currently under contract are bound there for the foreseeable future, but it doesn’t hurt to look ahead at the possibility of an all women’s edition of The Ultimate Fighter if the opportunity ever came to pass.

Tate would jump at the chance if the higher ups at Zuffa decided to choose her as coach on the reality show, and there’s no doubt the fires would once again rage when she faced off with Rousey as an opponent.

“I think it would be a huge selling point and a huge hit. Ronda knows how to talk trash, and hype things and whatnot, and I’d just be keeping it cool and have fun. I think we play well off of each other,” said Tate.

“Out of any women’s mixed martial arts fight that’s happened before, we set the bar higher. I think there wouldn’t be two better females to host an Ultimate Fighting reality show.”

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  • The Ultimate Fighter’s ratings are already bad enough.


      i stopped watching the show a long time ago but i would start watching again to see a womans version

      • I watch every season and wouldn’t watch this one. I feel its likely there are more hardcore fans that wouldn’t watch due to this essentially being meaningless than there are casual fans who would tune in over the novelty of it being women, meaning the ratings would be less than they are now.

  • horaceharter

    Crooked nose Tate makes me laugh every time I look at that honker. Watching her on TV each week would be a comedy show.Meisha smells everything in a 3 mile area with that nose.

  • WarriorScholar

    They’re both ugly…i want to see Arianny vs Brittney


      They’re both hotter than Arianny and Brittney those plastic b!tches with fake boobs and flat a$$es.

      • Cptmats

        Thank you !

    • horaceharter

      both are hard to stomach but Meisha is scary with that crooked beak of a nose.

      • macgrubber

        i get it ur gay. No big deal bro not everyone likes women.

    • Cptmats

      Bahaha prolly hotter than any thing you’ve ecver had. tool !
      Anyone who thinks tate is ugly has crave cock at least once in their life, Guaranteed !

  • horaceharter

    Meisha “I smell everything” Tate on TV for 10 weeks would destroy the Ultimate fighter. I can’t stomach looking at Tate during a fight but every week-throw up. That is one ugly broad who thinks she looks good.

  • smill0313

    It cant be any worse than TUF: live, or TUF: brazil (whose coach fight was already cancelled before it aired on TV). Honestly it would add some main stream attention to womens mma and bring some new talent into severely lacking divisions. Could be a win all the way around.

  • Atis Tech

    It would be cool to see if Rousey would bring in Judo Gene Lebell as one of her coache’s. He could teach them the technique he used to choke out Seagal.

  • tenbearsohiomma

    I understand why the UFC brass wants to do a Rousey an Tate TUF Show for attempt in tapping into a bigger audience for the market share. An perhaps gaining more females into the MMA world. However the outcome of Rousey vs. Tate is still about the same. There are some tull fighters in Mma. It will always be a MALE DOMINATED Sport though. Here at Tenbears Martial Arts Academy in Dayton Ohio we have girls training here.They are some of the most dedicated martial artiest we have. mixed martial arts school dayton

  • pauly12

    Great idea – shake things up on TUF.

  • pooby

    1. Tate is hot, far more attractive than any woman ever touched by the dumba$$es making fun of her nose on here.

    2. An all women’s TUF is a fantastic idea and just the thing needed to give a big boost to womens’ mma.

    3. Dana won’t have the balls to do it. Apparently he wants womens’ mma to somehow prove it can be a huge success, THEN he will bring it to the UFC. This will not happen.

    4. There are a lot of narrow minded morons on this site.



  • horaceharter

    Is Meisha Tate related to an ant eater or is than crooked honker just off a goose? Meisha is one mess of an ugly broad.

    • pooby

      Please post a link so we can all see a pic of you.

      Are you so aggressive to pick apart the appearance of male fighters?

  • horaceharter

    I’d rather see Oprah coach than look at crooked nose Tate on UFC. Now Rousey fans will watch 24 hours a day. Tate is too hard to look at with that face. Rousey would smack her the first week and choke her out quick. Meisha is a mess.

    • frumps

      This is the 3rd comment you’ve ripped on Miesha’s appearance in this thread.

      How about you post a picture of your hot GF/wife? (your AstroGlide-greased hand doesn’t count)

      She wouldn’t get so much press, tardboyhoraceharter, if she wasn’t hot, so consider yourself in the minority.

      • horaceharter

        Meisha get no press that is the funny part. no press at all. she is unknown and still ugly.

      • Cptmats

        Its because he’s pissed off ! He prob. met Tate at a fight or something and tried asking her out, to which she replied sry im not a lesbien…..wait are you a man or woman its hard to tell ! lol

  • horaceharter

    I’d rather wake up next to Roseanne Barr than wake up next to crooked nose sniffer Mmeisha Tate. Meisha is absolutely hideous and disgusting with the honker and the huge butt. vomit time.

  • Cptmats

    Well your moms pretty f–kin ugly but everyone still lines up to tag team her so why not Miesha ?

    • horaceharter

      Meisha looks like 4-5 guys I know. Meisha got a man’s nose give her that much.

  • horaceharter

    meisha got a man’s nose on her face. Nose job is due for a reduction. Hard to look at Tate without laughing.