Miesha Tate will go from headlining the biggest Strikeforce fight of the year so far to headlining the under card of this week's 'Rousey vs. Kaufman' event. She doesn't seem to be very happy about it either. Can you blame her?
The fighter that had her belt, and arm ripped away by Ronda Rousey recently visited the MMAHour to discuss her thoughts on being placed on the Showtime Extreme portion of this weekends Strikeforce card along with, of course, her current take on her nemesis Ronda Rousey. Let's take a gander at a few quoteables from Miesha's interview below.
On headlining the Showtime Extreme portion of the card -
"I think being main event of the undercard is lame."
The pressure is off compared to her last fight, Miesha just wants to focus on her peformance -
"I'm excited to get out there so I can get some fresh feedback. Show my fans I'm healed and well, not only that I'm back, but I'm back with a vengeance."
"I get annoyed by it a honestly a little bit, not the magazine stuff, I don't like to watch her interviews so I don't. I don't watch anything on Ronda. I don't like the sound of her voice... so I haven't watched it. Other than that I think it's great, the bigger that she gets.. when I get my rematch, when I beat her...that makes me bigger."
More on Ronda
"She needs to stop talking so much crap, especially about celebs and people who aren't fighters. That is so childish. About Kim Kardashian, about Michael Phelps..grow up."
Bold statement from Miesha
"Without me Ronda would not be at the level she is at, and somewhat vice versa."
Miesha is prepared to make a statement against Julie Kedzie
"I wanna steal the show from those ladies (Rousey and Kaufman). I wanna have a better fight and get that rematch."
Tate wants to be the one to rip that title back from Rousey, not Kaufman or Cyborg
"In my heart probably Sarah, but part of me wants me to be the one to do it. I don't want Sarah to be the first one to beat her, I wanna be the first one to beat her."
"I'd wanna get my title shot first (before Cyborg), I want my shot and I want it as soon as possible."
You can find the full interview in video form after the break via mmafighting