While the world was busy raving about Ronda Rousey’s successful big league debut at UFC 157, her two top contenders were sitting front and center witnessing the watershed scrap and weren’t too impressed with Saturday’s victory over Liz Carmouche.
Rousey now has seven professional fights under her championship belt, with all of the bouts ending in first round armbar fashion.
Miesha Tate (Pictured), who was Rousey’s fifth victim, claims the submission win was all too predictable.
“It’s pretty much what I expected,” Tate told FUEL TV’s post-fight show. “But she did get sloppy giving her back up, and that’s a habit I’ve picked up on a little bit. I got her back in the first fight, and I guarantee if I get it in the second one, I’m going to rip her face off.”
Tate still has plenty of animosity towards Rousey, so her response was also somewhat predictable. However, Cat Zingano, who faces Tate April 13th in what UFC President Dana White suggested could be a top contender match, concurred with Tate’s assessment.
“I agree,” Zingano added. “I feel there is a lot you can do to deal with the things she puts out there. It’s exactly what I expected.
“It’s impressive because it’s the first female fight in the UFC and I’m very proud that we’re all a part of it, but I think there are a lot of holes in her game that can be filled. Time will tell.”
While Rousey’s standup game has improved dramatically over the years, it’s no secret “Rowdy’s” bread and butter is still her seemingly indefensible armbars. When asked if Rousey was a one-trick pony, Zingano responded in the affirmative.
“By definition, yes,” Zingano expressed. “I’m sure she does have more of an arsenal, of course she’s been an athlete her whole life, but it doesn’t mean she can do it to everyone. It just means she’s done it up until now.”
Tate and Zingano meet in the second female fight in UFC history at “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.” Rousey is expected to return the favor by grabbing a front row seat for their scrap.
While Rousey’s still basking in her monumental accomplishment, she did take the time to respond to “Cupcake” and “Alpha’s” analysis by tweeting the following pic: