Dana White, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate React To TUF Drama (via FoxSports)
Ronda Rousey interview on Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable
Sarah Kaufman is pissed off...Take a listen to her interview with MMA2DAY Show concerning her March 3 Strikeforce fight against Alexis Davis.
Miesha Tate on Ronda Rousey: ‘I don’t think she belongs here and I am going to do everything in my power to send her to the back of the line’ Penny Buffington - PennyJoMMA Miesha Tate speaks in depth about Ronda Rousey: “She is very controversial the way she markets herself. She gets people interested by saying things that pisses people off or makes people laugh. That is kind of her marketing standpoint and she is really disrespectful in a lot of ways which I am not a fan of. Personally I value this sport as a sport. I do understand it is entertainment, but you know, I have so much love and respect for it, and the athletes who do it, that I would never want to straight out disrespect someone or go out there and talk trash. Because I have the most respect for everyone who steps in the cage regardless. It takes a certain kind of person to do that and for her to say something like Georges St Pierre is not good for the sport just goes to show how new and ignorant she is to this whole thing. She kind of comes on with this miss know it all attitude. She thinks she knows everything about marketing and she is just very self entitled and she really talked herself into this title fight. It was more her mouth than anything else: more than her wins or skill set or whatnot, that really got her this spot. And I don’t agree with that. I don’t think she belongs here and I am going to do everything in my power to send her to the back of the line.” Tate the Strikeforce bantamweight title holder also said about the March 3rd bout, ” I don’t think that Strikeforce expects me to win actually.” There is much more… Listen to the interview with MMA2DAY Show.
Sarah Kaufman: No Way Ronda Rousey Has Earned A Title Fight Posted on November 21st, 2011 MMAprime.tv spoke with Former StrikeForce 135lbs Female Champion and current #1 contender to face Miesha Tate for the 135lbs title, Sarah Kaufman. Kaufman is a Canadian born fighter with a record of 14 wins and only 1 defeat during her Mixed Martial Arts career, which came at the hands of former Champion Marloes Coenen. Kaufman already defeated Miesha Tate once in StrikeForce, but it was not a title fight. Now that Miesha has the title and Kaufman is the #1 contender, they are once again on a direct collision course. Sarah talks about when the fight could possibly happen and how they match up this time around. Sarah also comments on Ronda Rousey recently announcing that she will move down to the 135lbs division and would like a title shot. Kaufman comments on Rousey and believes that she has in no way earned a title shot or a chance to be the number 1 contender just yet. Kaufman also discusses the state of female mixed martial arts and what will happen to female mixed martial arts if StrikeForce closes down. Lastly, Kaufman agrees to a rematch with Aaron Tru, having bested him in a controversial locker room fight after her bout with Marloes Coenen. (Source: mmaprime.tv)
Miesha Tate vs Marloes Coenen Title Fight 9 months in the making. This is a video from 9 months ago both fighters initial reactions to facing each other.