Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate agree that Georges St. Pierre is “ignorant”


Lost in the midst of last week’s UFC showdown between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit was a statement by the UFC welterweight champion regarding women’s MMA.

“In my heart I have, you know, it’s the way I grew up maybe, the mentality is different, I’m old school. I have a hard time watching girls fighting; it’s hard for me. I never really watched a woman fight, but I know they are pretty good,” the Canadian said. 

As soon as the quote hit the air, former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate decided to air out St-Pierre on her Facebook.

“He is ignorant, Ignorant means uneducated and the fact that he has NEVER watched a women’s fight so how can he say how he would really feel about it without seeing for himself. That’s what I have an issue with, he has no CLUE how hard we fight and how tough we are,” Tate wrote after initially taking to her blog to discuss her concerns.

And who would have Tate’s back? None other than her archrival Ronda Rousey.

The woman who bent Tate’s arm mercilessly and in ways that the human arm wasn’t meant to bend took to Tate’s side and tweeted that the two “actually kind of agree about something.”

Rousey kept it short and sweet and it will be interesting to see of GSP responds to the situation.

  • at least he acknowledged them as good fighters

    • fter the brief explanation of ignorant for those of us who did not understand…She was referring to a preference that he made..not a statement of fact of anything. Unless she is referring to his statement that he understood that they were good fighters. Soooo..the only way that he is ignorant is if they are NOT good fighters. So Miss he still ignorant.

      • Thanks DKM: someone has finally read GSP's quote. I don't recall him saying anything directly negative against women's MMA. If anything, he appeared hesitant to make a judgment at all.

    • when will women stop playing the victim card? its not as if GSP said " women should stop trying to fight and get back in the kitchen"
      i have a hard time watching kids fight eachother , doesn't make me ignorant!

  • jesus … women always need to bitch about something

    • Are lowkickers mostly women?

  • So, George is a bad man, now?

    All he said and the man is entitled to an opinion. was that he wasn’t into it. Since when do we have to do something or experience something, to know we don’t like it. I’ve never had Hagas, but I know I’m not interested in eating stuffed sheep intestine, without ever having tried it.

    They should just write it off and not make a big deal about it. George, I guess, is not going to be part of their market, but then again the success or failure of women’s MMA does not rest upon the broad shoulders of the Welter Weight Champion.

    • Very well said, the Hagas comparision is priceless.:)

    • Have to say I agree with you. He didn't tell them they are not allowed. I have always though that men are more suited to fighting than women. I still watch the women however as I feel they can still do it but not to the same extremes as men because of physicality barriers. Just like a male lion and a female lion have different extremes to the same abilities. One was built to fight hardcore and the other also can fight but does not have the genetics to overcome the same level of opponent.

    • As I mentioned above, based on the quote, was GSP really offering an opinion? It seems like he was actually acknowledging he wasn't able to give one aside from his gut feeling about "liking" women's MMA.

  • all he is saying he has hard time watching girls fight, which could also mean he isn’t really interested in watching girls fight, just like how some of us aren’t interested in watching baseball, football, etc….i think tate and rousey might be a little over exaggerating it.

    • I like "over exaggerating". But I take your point–it seems that neither Rhonda nor Michelle has actually read/listened to what GSP said. The ignorance, therefore, is theirs.

  • We will never understand women logic.

  • Was wondering what's wrong with my favorite site, now I see you've been doing some makeover, nice job. However, what's wrong with this bitches, they are offended by anything someone says about them, it's even worse than the gay comunity.

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  • Damn- I wish I could have a 3some with those two feisty chicks. I lovee some Miesha by the way.

    • I'd sub out Ronda for Michelle Waterson.

      Actually, screw just have all three.

  • I'm not seeing where he was ignorant. He said he didn't like it and then immediately acknowledged that these women are talented. He sounded respectful to me. I can see why they are touchy about the subject though. One look at some of the asinine comments above is enough to highlight the reasons for female fighters to be defensive.

  • I think he meant that it's unusual to see women fighting, and I mean it kind of is.

  • George said he didn't like it and then immediately acknowledged that these women are talented, i think Ronda and Tate are the most ignorant


  • Good to see most on here seeing the overreaction from Honda and Miesha.

    Calm down, he's entitled to his opinion. One that many share apparently, as the only true top draw in MMA that's everbrought in good numbers hasn't fought in three years.

    • Are you talking about Chuck? He's the only one I can think of who kind of fits what you're talking about

      • Gina. It should have read like this.

        "…as the only true top draw in WMMA that's ever brought in good numbers hasn't fought in three years".

  • Of course GSP is ignorant he is French, French Canadian at that. Meisha Tate is ignorant about the french. Now let's all stop stating the obvious please.

  • Meisha you need to relax. There is nothing in that statement that indicates anything negative about womens mma. You just need something to complain about. CALM DOWN!!!

  • Georges is actually happy for women. But seriously I hope Dana won't make a mistake by putting too many female on his cards because that could actually ruin the sport.

    Also to say that GSP has no opinion about female fighters is stupid. Hey the guy's been in the ufc since 2004 don't tell me he doesn't know what hes talking about

  • I agree Tate did go to the extreme with her statement. As many of you have pointed out GSP wasn't saying anything about women not fighting at all or women shouldn't step in the ring at all…he actually complimented us, which I felt honored if anything. GSP just isn't accustomed to female fighters. He's not the only one either. Men AND women of all race and ages are still not used to a women's MMA division even though they've existed for a while now. My mom doesn't understand why I train to fight and isn't used to it either, but she supports me non the less and I'll be damned if I call her ignorant lol.

  • I think the fundamental problem which arises for many men in MMA as in other sports is that they want to see the best. Originally the UFC had no weight classes–but grudgingly, fans accepted that weight classes divided fighters into groups by size/weight. Would I want to watch a women's MMA fight? Perhaps, for the novelty–but the only other reason I would watch is if they were hot. I would have no problem with women fighting men–if they could do it–but women have to have their own group in the sport solely because of their gender–and their genetic package. Sorry, I have seen Rhonda Rousey fight–and she is pretty much a one trick pony. Her striking is terrible. If she was ugly–would you still be as interested in watching her fight? If a male fighter is ugly–would that matter? My point is that Rhonda has gotten women's MMA so far on sex appeal–not fighting talent. I will watch women's MMA–as long as it does not take away too much from more talented male fighters.