Because Ronda Rousey only has four mixed martial arts bouts under her belt, many have argued the former judo Olympian used her vibrant personality to talk her way into a bantamweight title affair against Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate (Pictured).
Speaking of bumping gums, Tate believes her impending opponent should exercise restraint in front of the microphones because she’s starting to sound pretty silly.
“I don’t really listen to much of anything Ronda says,” Tate told HDNet’s Inside MMA. “I don’t watch her interviews, I get a little bit of that drift that comes through through Twitter, quoting people, ‘She said this, she said that.’
“Half the time I really honestly think it just makes her sound like an idiot. That’s just being brutally honest, I think she’s being delusional.”
While Rousey’s MMA résumé is far from extensive, it is perfect. The 25-year-old has ended each of her scraps within the opening round, all via armbar submission.
Despite “Rowdy’s” destructive ways, Tate has not been impressed by her performances.
“I have yet to see Ronda actually fight,” Tate added. “I’ve seen her go out there and do her judo and whatnot, but she has never brought a fight and that’s what I’m gonna do, make this a fight.
“Anything she says is used as motivation, definitely.”
The 135-pounders collide March 3rd inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The shootout marks the second-most anticipated female fight in MMA history.