Tate Blasts Rousey For “Asinine” Comments
Following comments that hearing her speak was “a privilege that’s been abused, so why not revoke it from everyone?” One of Ronda Rousey’s chief rivals has come out to call the former UFC bantamweight champion’s comments “asinine” and that Rousey is “full of herself.”
Miesha Tate, who was considered Rousey’s biggest rival while both were active competitors, called out Rousey on a recent episode of MMA Tonight.
“People are gonna say I’m being a hater but I’m gonna be honest, I think it’s a bit ridiculous and I think it’s very above herself,” said Tate. “This kind of attitude, this is where we butt heads. This is the point where we don’t agree. Sometimes Ronda will say something that’s humble and I’ll be like, ‘Hey, that’s a great comment.’ This is asinine.
“I think this is not the kind of attitude that you should have when you’re someone who is in the position of Ronda. Ronda’s very fortunate. Granted, she’s worked very hard but there’s a lot of people that work really, really hard and don’t get to that point of stardom or financial benefit or whatever it is. It’s a combined effort. To say ‘it’s a privilege to hear me speak’ is just sounds rude and full of herself. She really sounds full of herself.”
Tate, who lost both fights against Rousey (one in Strikeforce, the other in UFC) claims that Rousey’s egotistical behavior is not a good exampled for the young women that aspire to be like Rousey.
“I don’t see it as a privilege to hear her speak,” said Tate. “She owes it – sort of, to a degree – to her fans. Without the fans and the people who care what you say, what you say doesn’t matter. So when you say something like that I feel like it’s a burn and a slap in the face to the people who love and support you. She has a lot of young ladies that really look up to her and I just don’t think this is the type of attitude that a role model should have because it seems a bit selfish, it really does.
“I think she should be more grateful for being in the position that she’s in and everybody who has genuinely loved her throughout her career than to turn around and say, ‘It’s a privilege to hear me speak.’ I think it’s a bit ridiculous.”
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