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UFC 200: For Miesha Tate, defending title is more important than making movies

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Miesha Tate already wet her beak when it comes to the Hollywood life with her acting debut in “Fight Valley” alongside Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg.

And as long as she has Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight title around her waist, it will likely be the last time you see her in front of the big screen; for a while. That’s because “Cupcake” says that defending her title is more important than making movies.

She broke down her career priorities during a recent conference call via MMA Fighting:

“The thing is that you have to keep your eye on the task at hand and the prize at hand. What do you really want? That’s the question I have to ask myself. What do I really want? And to me the most important thing is to defend my belt. It’s not making movies, it’s not anything else. If those things can fall into place at a time when it makes sense, great. But in the middle of my training camp or anything that’s gonna affect that at all? You’ve just gotta tell them no. If those opportunities are there now, they’ll surely be there after I defend the belt successfully again. That’s the way I kind of look at it.”

Former 135-pound queenpin Ronda Rousey did a fairly good job juggling her acting career while defending her strap. However, when she was knocked out by the aforementioned Holm at UFC 193, many believed her overflowing plate might have been at the root of her first-ever loss.

It’s a fate Tate wants to avoid at all costs. After all, she has a very tough test ahead of her as she gears up to defend her belt for the first time against Amanda Nunes at UFC ….View full article

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