Sweeeet! Team Rousey vs Team Tate! With Zingano out, Tate will now to Coach opposite of Rousey in TUF18. We all wanted to see this anyway, just stinks that Cat Zingano is missing this opportunity. Guess we’ll see if Miesha has learned to avoid Rondas armbar… doubt it.
Source | MMAJunkie.com
Taking Zinganos place is Rousey rival and ex-champ Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who lost to Zingano in a fight to determine the champ’s opposing coach and next title challenger.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the switch, and UFC officials subsequently confirmed the news.
“This is what we really wanted all along,” Rousey told Yahoo! Sports. “Everyone said an ‘Ultimate Fighter’ between me and Miesha would be the best. We have a personal history with each other and this is a personal show. “For some reason, me and Miesha are intertwined in fate like Ali and Frazier or something like that. I think people will look back at this as one of monumental rivalries and look back at this as one of those things that really cemented women’s MMA.”