Miesha Tate Not Interested in Rematch with Ronda Rousey

Written by Tom Ngo
August 19th, 2012

Strikeforce Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate (Pictured) was not impressed by her performance (please insert Georges St-Pierre accent). Despite rallying to post a 3rdRound armbar submission victory over Julie Kedzie to rebound from her bantamweight title loss, Tate is in no hurry for a rematch against bitter rival Ronda Rousey.

After watching Rousey bump her professional record to a perfect 6-0 in Saturday’s main event, while collecting another arm in the process, Tate knows she’s got a ways to go before she can legitimately threaten Rousey’s reign.

“Everyone’s saying it was ‘Fight of the Night,’ and I’m very happy it was an entertaining bout, but I personally am not happy with my performance and I definitely don’t think it was a contention-worthy performance,” Tate admitted at the post-fight press conference. “So I’m not going to ask for [a rematch] at this point because I don’t feel that I deserve it.

“I think that I need to take a couple fights and I need a better performance than that. I think that the fans deserve something better and I know I can deliver something better than that. I’m just taking it one step at a time and see where it goes from there.”

Rousey disposed of Sarah Kaufman in merely 54 seconds last night. That stellar showing, parlayed with the fact Kaufman hung a unanimous decision win over Tate in 2009 explains why “Cupcake” is not anxious to tango with Rousey right now.

The “Rowdy” one took Tate’s title in March. On the bright side, at four minutes and 27 seconds, Tate forced Rousey to fight longer than any other opponent has.

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