Don’t expect longtime rival Miesha Tate to feel sorry for a fallen Ronda Rousey.
Shortly after Rousey suffered the first defeat of her career — a highlight-reel knockout loss to undefeated Holly Holm at UFC 193 — Tate took to the microphone to express her thoughts on seeing the former champion fall.
She said at a UFC 193 watch party (h/t Bloody Elbow):
I’m f—–g stoked. F–k Ronda Rousey. F–k her and her ‘Nobody has the right to beat me.’ Nobody has the right to beat you? Well you just got beat, b—h.
Anyways, I’m proud of Holly. She had a perfect, flawless game plan. She came in with it tonight and now she is the champion. I look forward to that fight, because I think that I’m next in line.
Tate said she was “stoked” to see Rousey lose in emphatic fashion. Suffering two one-sided defeats of her own to Rousey, the champion’s loss opens the door for Tate to potentially challenge for the title once more. Problem is, with a too-good-to-pass-up rematch on deck for Holm and Rousey likely tying up the title picture until mid 2016, Tate wouldn’t be available to challenge for the belt until fall or winter of next year.
And that’s assuming Holm wins a potential rematch, because the UFC could look to cash in on a trilogy should Rousey win a rematch.
“Cupcake” is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, defeating the likes of Sara McMann, Liz Carmouche and Jessica Eye since suffering her most recent defeat to Rousey.