Prior to Saturday’s UFC 157 pay-per-view, I worried that if Ronda Rousey pulled off a huge victory over Liz Carmouche in the first ever UFC women’s match, the countdown to the women’s division becoming a novelty could suddenly speed up like a bomb clock in a bad spy movie. Instead, it seems that most people – at least those not shouting, “BOOBY!” during one key moment – were rather pleased with Rousey’s first round submission victory and Carmouche’s potential.
At the very least, it prompted the UFC to sign four more female fighters, but we don’t care about them right now, because they’re not the women running their mouths. That distinction belongs to Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, who will face each other on April 13 at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas. Maybe they’re just upset about Rousey getting all the attention, but these ladies just weren’t impressed.
My first question is in regard to their outfits. Do all of the UFC’s women fighters plan on dressing like Koko B. Ware’s valets or was this just a one-time thing?
As for the meat and potatoes of this interview, Tate thinks that Rousey was a little sloppy in Saturday night’s fight, which may be true, but Rousey already beat Tate once, so you’d think she’d be a tad humble. Not the case, folks.
“I got her back in the first fight, and I guarantee that if I get it in the second one… I’m gonna rip her face off.”
As Cage Potato pointed out, the additional hilarity of that remark is that Tate actually has to beat Zingano before she can talk about facing Rousey, and Zingano was standing just a few feet away. Call the addition of women boring if you must, but at least these girls know how to talk sh*t.