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06th May 2016

Ronda Rousey ripped one of the nicest UFC stars on the planet a new one for a totally unnecessary reason


Ben Kiely

Another week, another anecdote that doesn’t exactly paint Ronda Rousey in the best light.

Undisputed UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate had a very unflattering Rousey tale to tell on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience.

Tate recounted a meeting with rising strawweight and one of the P4P nicest fighters in MMA, Paige VanZant, in which 12 Gauge told her about the time she saw the nasty side of Rousey after she lost her belt to Holly Holm at UFC 193.

“You know what she did to Paige? So, Paige was also at that VIP party and Paige and I have spoken, we’re friendly, but I don’t know her that well – but anyway, she felt the need, she came up to me, she’s like, ‘Miesha, Miesha, I have to tell you this experience I had with Ronda.'”

“We were at a shoot and I was trying to find her so we could get a picture and the Reebok people were like, ‘Don’t ask Ronda for a picture.’ and she was like, ‘Why?’.

Rousey flips bird

Miesha, who clashed several times with the former queen of MMA as her rival coach on TUF 17, probably could have told her why. However, soon VanZant found out on her own.

“They were like, ‘Just don’t. Stay away from Ronda, don’t ask her for a picture,’ and she was like ‘Ok…’. I guess Ronda came later that day, and seeked her out – just, like, cussed her out.”

“I guess Ronda came up and was like, “Fuck you, you fair-weather bitch, how dare you cross me. she was like, ‘Cross you, what are you talking about?’ And [Rousey is] like, ‘You congratulated Holly Holm for beating me, so fuck you, you fair-weather, 115-pound…’ she just went off on Paige… Ronda just ripped her a new one.” (19)

When VanZant told Tate her experience with Rousey, Cupcake simply responded with ‘Honey, welcome to my world.’ 


Vanzant later confirmed Tate’s version of events to TMZ saying,

“It appears that I offended Ronda by congratulating Holly after her victory. The incident was very shocking and totally unnecessary.”

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