Miesha Tate Thinks Nunes Bout Could be Rousey’s Last, But Still Wants a Rematch With Her
Miesha Tate Thinks Nunes Bout Could be Rousey’s Last, But Still Wants a Rematch With Her | BJPenn.com
Shortly after this news broke, Rousey made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and made the somewhat surprising announcement that, no matter the outcome of her looming bout with Nunes, it will likely be one of her last.
While this claim surprised many MMA fans, it didnt come as ashock to long-time Rousey rival and former champion Miesha Tate. Tate weighed in on the situation in an interview with TMZ Sports (transcribed by MMAMania.com).
I already knew that, Tate saidwhen asked about Rouseys retirement talk. Didnt everyone already know that? I dont know why everyone is so surprised by it, honestly. She was already talking about that before she fought Holly [Holm]. So its no surprise to me. I already kind of knew this would probably be one of her last ones, if not potentially her last one, if she doesnt win it. I think it could be her last one.
Though Tate is not especially surprised by Rouseys retirement plans, she did say that shed like one more go around with the MMA star before she hangs up the gloves for good. If Tate gets this desired rematch, however, she hopes itd be with the best possible version of Rousey not an under-motivated one.
I really would like another crack at her, Tate explained when asked if shed be disappointed by Rouseys retirement. I dont want a half-hearted version of Ronda anyway so I hope she comes back strong and I hope its not too much of a race against the clock. Definitely I would like to face her in the future.
When we last saw Tate in action, she tapped out to a first-round submission applied by Amanda Nunes, surrendering the womens bantamweight crown in the process. Shell attempt to rebound from this loss when she takes on Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 this November 12. The two women will kick off the events stacked main card.
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