Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has come forward with some heated words on her formal rival and fellow former title holder Ronda Rousey.
Rousey has successfully made the transition from mixed martial arts to professional wrestling. Now a WWE superstar, Rousey is once again speaking to media after a lengthy silence following her two fight losing streak inside the octagon.
Speaking on the matter, Ronda Rousey recently claimed that fans getting to hear the pro-wrestler speak is a “privilege.” Now Miesha Tate has decided to offer a critical response to Rousey’s recent message.
Speaking on the latest edition of MMA Tonight, Tate had the following to say:
“People are gonna say I’m being a hater but I’m gonna be honest, I think it’s a bit ridiculous and I think it’s very above herself. This kind of attitude, this is where we butt heads. This is the point where we don’t agree. Sometimes Ronda will say something that’s humble and I’ll be like, ‘Hey, that’s a great comment.’ This is asinine.
“I don’t see it as a privilege to hear her speak. She owes it – sort of, to a degree – to her fans. Without the fans and the people who care what you say, what you say doesn’t matter. So when you say something like that I feel like it’s a burn and a slap in the face to the people who love and support you.
“She has a lot of young ladies that really look up to her and I just don’t think this is the type of attitude that a role model should have because it seems a bit selfish, it really does. I think she should be more grateful for being in the position that she’s in and everybody who has genuinely loved her throughout her career than to turn around and say, ‘It’s a privilege to hear me speak.’ I think it’s a bit ridiculous.”