Miesha Tate sat down for an interview recently to talk about her win over Holly Holm last weekend, and she was asked about her desire to fight Ronda Rousey now that she's on top. Tate didn't pull any punches, saying that of course she's interested, but the problem is that Rousey doesn't seem very motivated.
"I've been ready for that for a long time...but I also know that Ronda is not slated to come back until November, and that's kind of a long time to just sit and be idle...I don't even know what she's thinking right now. It seemed like her motivation to stick around was to have Travis Browne's babies, so...I don't know."
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Are those fightin' words? Hard to say whether Rousey will taken them to heart, since they were her own words when she spoke in an interview about what she was feeling after she lost the belt. Ronda told Ellen DeGeneres that she had suicidal thoughts following her loss to Holm, and that what kept her going was her boyfriend and the thought of a future with him.
Ronda and Browne have long been rumored to be getting married, but Browne was hindered by the fact that he was still legally married to his ex until just recently. Now, rumors are floating around that they duo may elope soon, but Rousey hasn't confirmed anything.
Tate and Rousey have fought twice before, with Rousey coming out the victor both times, and Tate has been eager to get back in the ring with her. Before the Rousey/Holm match, it didn't look good for Miesha, but now, she says, Rousey is a "broken woman" who definitely has the disadvantage.
"What about Ronda's mentality? I think Ronda is beating herself up over this. She's obviously said that she's so emotional to the point where she's considering crazy things and it's like this is a broken woman," Tate said on The Jay Mohr Show.