Miesha Tate Has Finally Come To Terms With Being Ronda Rousey’s Gate Keeper

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has put on a storied career in the sport of mixed martial arts. However, to some fight fans, the former champion has stayed in the shadow of UFC superstar Ronda Rousey. Now Tate has come forward in a new video to discuss her thoughts on being the gatekeeper for other fighters such as her fellow former bantamweight champion.

Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate have gone to war twice in their careers. The two first met under the Strikeforce banner, as Tate was a reigning champion. However, Rousey made short work of her opponent for the title by finishing Tate with a first round armbar submission. The finish would become a heated topic in the sport for the months to come, as Rousey seemingly damaged her opponent’s arm by hyper-extending it after Tate refused to tap for several seconds. The two MMA warriors would later meet again, but this time it would be inside the octagon.

Tate and Rousey went toe-to-toe at UFC 168. The fight faced a stoppage as Rousey sank in yet another armbar submission attempt and earned a submission victory over Tate in the third round.

Speaking on “Fightography: Miesha Tate,” as the full episode is available on UFC Fight Pass, Tate opens up about her position as a gatekeeper in mixed martial arts. Check it out in the video below:

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