After her win over Jessica Eye at UFC on FOX 16 in July, Miesha Tate was scheduled to challenge UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey next. UFC President Dana White even confirmed the fight and all was well. But then, Rousey appeared on Good Morning America and revealed that she would be fighting Holly Holm next (at UFC 193).
This caught Tate off guard and made her upset.
“She never was (my next opponent),” said Tate. “I am very frustrated with the UFC. I am not in a position where I feel like I need to be pushed around. Like, ‘you take this fight, you take that fight’. It makes no sense to me. I am not the champion, yet I am fighting all the number-one contenders. And Nunes is ranked number four in the world, Holm number eight in the world. What is wrong with that picture? I am not the champion, yet I am fighting better girls than the champion is fighting — and I am not getting paid what the champion’s getting paid. That is the champion’s job to fight the best girls in the world. So when I am the champion, then we will talk.”
Tate was scheduled to meet Brazilian slugger Amanda Nunes later this year. But she won’t, as she revealed to GNP1.de.
Tate is obviously upset and the model employee is not happy with management as well as not happy that she doesn’t know who she’ll be fighting next. Tate mentioned that she is not sure of where her career is going after this recent development.
“I don’t know. I am in a very awkward stage in my career right now, where I don’t know what is the best next step for me, but I know that I am not gonna be pushed around by anybody,” she said. “More things have to be contractually agreed upon, instead of verbally. That’s what happens when you can’t come to a verbal trust point. I’m gonna have to have things written down from now on.”
You can watch the interview here:
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