After Miesha Tate took on Holly Holm during UFC 196, bagging the Women’s Bantamweight championship, she revealed in a recent interview that she can't wait to fight Ronda Rousey but expressed her unwillingness to be friends with her.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 22, 2016
After being asked if she sees herself in the future being friends with Ronda Rousey, the new champion answered “hell no.” She even added that there won’t be anything missing in her life by not being chummy with her MMA rival.
She said, however, that she has a lot of respect for the Furious 7 star when it comes to her skills inside the ring. Yet Tate continued that she has no desire to be connected to Rousey even after their careers have ended.
The current champion added that she would like to have a match with the former Olympic bronze medalist soon. UFC President Dana White said in a statement that Ronda Rousey could start fighting again by October or November. However, Miesha Tate said that she wants to fight sooner than November.
Meanwhile, Holly Holm reportedly wants to avenge her loss from Miesha Tate but would still want to a rematch with Ronda Rousey.
— MMA mania (@mmamania) March 22, 2016
The fight between Miesha Tate and Holly Holm was dubbed as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. This was after Holm's epic kick to the head left Rousey knocked out cold during UFC 193.
The current UFC women’s champion has lost to the once-undefeated Ronda Rousey twice now. However, with her victory over Holly Holm, Tate is eager to do battle Ronda Rousey for a third time.
— MMAWeekly.com (@MMAWeeklycom) March 22, 2016
It’s been reported that The Expendables actress would not do a rematch with Holly Holm in UFC 200 due to an upcoming movie role, but Rousey's priorities may have changed now that Miesha Tate is the titleholder.