The Rousey-Tate rivalry holds a significant place in MMA history, as it is credited with bringing women’s MMA to the sport’s premier promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
These two clearly don’t like each other, and the video below is filled with a myriad of tense moments between the two fighters.
Rousey said things got much worse because of how Tate treated her and her team during taping of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Something they agree on is that the rivalry had a good effect on women’s role in MMA.
“It caused waves, and those waves caused us to get noticed. Our rivalry together that really grabbed the attention for women’s MMA. It grabbed the attention of Dana White. It’s a huge part of the reason why we’re here today. If she would have had more of my type of personality, a little bit more respectful. A little bit more humble and meek outside of the cage, we probably wouldn’t have caused the waves. We wouldn’t have drawn the attention. She took a bold step, and it was risky to come out and be so different than any women’s MMA fighter had been.” -Miesha Tate
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