Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate is currently enjoying retirement in Australia, where she spoke with MMA Junkie, giving her prediction on the upcoming UFC 207 main event between UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.
“I guess what’s really difficult for me to decide is what we’re going to get out of Rousey,” Tate said. “Is she doing it because she wants to or is she doing it before she feels obligated? Is that knockout going to be in the back of her mind? Is she going to be punch shy? It’s kind of like – I remember when I went skiing for the first time, I was like 5 years old and I just blitzed down the hill. I had no fear. The first time that I wrecked really, really hard is when I realized this is actually dangerous … so you kind of wonder what has that put in the back of her mind? I know that Amanda is a very solid fighter and she hits like a ton of bricks. She’s a very worthy opponent. It should be interesting. … I want Amanda to win. She’s a sweetheart and a good girl. I think she deserves it.”
Tate retired following a loss to top-10 Women's Bantamweight Raquel Pennington at UFC 205. She'll face Jessica Eye in December at Submission Underground 2.14
UFC 207 takes place on Friday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey headlining.