For a lot of old school mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, the story behind the Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey rivalry is fairly easy to remember.
At the time, late 2011 or early 2012, there was heavy debate over whether 4-0 Olympic Judoka Rousey could hang with the 12-2 veteran Strikeforce champion Tate. The latter didn’t think so, leading to the so-called “beef.”
But what’s really interesting is that in retrospect, Tate’s mom, Michelle Tate-Schmidt, says the sport really needed that fight and it really needed Rousey. Have a listen to the above video or read on below:
“We’ll let it sit at that one. That’s exactly what it was. Actually yeah, Miesha did think that Ronda hadn’t earned that place yet. Looking back, a lot of people thought…
Source:: mma mania