Miesha Tate is a Strikeforce and UFC champion. Both wins were against big opponents in Holly Holm and Marloes Coenen, and in both, she was considered by some to be an underdog. Still, even with a convincing win over Holly Holm, and with an 18-5 record, she has two losses to Ronda Rousey, who many still consider to be the best female fighter in the history of MMA. Despite the fact that she’s never defeated Ronda, Miesha Tate believes their longstanding feud is potentially one of the greatest of all time, and who are we to disagree?
Yes, Ronda has arm barred Miesha into oblivion twice, and even if they never fight again, it’s still very likely that Miesha’s correct with her evaluation. A whole season of The Ultimate Fighter fueled their hatred for one another, and two championship fights full of trash talk has permeated the minds of MMA fans everywhere. There are certain things every MMA fan knows, and the fact that Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey hate each other is one of them.
Of course, if they were to fight for the third time, it would absolutely cement their rivalry as one of the greatest – if not the greatest – of all time just based on airtime alone. Only Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva, or Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell (or Ken Shamrock) could come close.
Now, if Miesha were to beat Ronda in the third bout, well they’d have to fight for a fourth time, right? Then it truly would be the greatest MMA rivalry of all-time.