Several infamous rivalries have unfolded in the world of MMA over the years. While some, like the Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira rivalry, remained strictly professional, others, such as the infamous Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal rivalry, became more personal.
Long-time MMA fans may recall that UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate had a falling out. These two have squared off against each other two times to date, where Rousey managed to get the better of Tate both times.
Miesha Tate rubbishes retirement talks
Miesha Tate, the former UFC bantamweight champion, is set to face Julia Avila this Saturday at UFC Austin. While ‘Cupcake’ is uncertain if this will be her final fight, she is sure that her competitive days are drawing to a close.
Tate holds a 1-2 record in the UFC since returning to the octagon in 2021, following an almost five-year absence. Currently on a two-fight losing streak, she aims to rebound this weekend.
During a press conference ahead of the event, the 37-year-old fighter admitted that she is nearing the end of her professional MMA career. Tate is a true pioneer of women’s MMA, having competed against legends such as Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes. ‘Cupcake’ has defeated the likes of Holly Holm, Jessica Eye, and Liz Carmouche during her illustrious career.
Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate 3 rumors take over internet
Rousey has defeated Tate twice in their previous encounters. The feud between Rousey and Tate was one of the most coveted of their era, with both fights proving to be huge moneymakers.
However, recent reports suggest that Dana White and the company are attempting to mend the rift between the two. A recent update from ‘MMA Uncensored’ on ‘X’ shocked fans by revealing that the UFC is negotiating a trilogy fight between the two to be held at UFC 300.
Nevertheless, a considerable portion of the online MMA fanbase has turned their back on the fight. Only a few fans in the comments section appear excited about the potential trilogy. When fans examine the fighters’ current state, they observe that both are still very active. However, a review of recent events may prompt some fans to question the fight’s viability.
‘Cupcake’s’ recent victory at UFC on ESPN 52 demonstrated that she still has the ability to defeat her opponents inside the octagon. ‘The Arm Collector,’ on the other hand, has a different story. Most fans will recall Rousey’s retirement from the UFC after two crushing defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.
Even though it’s been several years, Ronda Rousey still doesn’t like talking about her defeats. The defeats have haunted her over time. In such a case, it will be interesting to see whether the sum of $15 million is sufficient to bring her back to the octagon.