Miesha Tate feels Women's MMA IS Biased
Miesha Tate has finally come out in the open to criticize the potential fight between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano. The former UFC title challenger was interviewed by MMAJUNKIE radio where she expressed her concerns on the criterion that was used to fix the potential fight. Ronda is actually the women's bantamweight champion while Gina is almost a veteran force striker due to the many years she has been out of the boxing ring.
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Tate argued that picking Gina to face Ronda would taint the image of women's MMA by failing to acknowledge the milestones it has achieved. She further added that the story would have been different if the fixture was scheduled back in the days when her boxing career was at the peak. According to Tate, Gina is a gorgeous lady and was a seasoned fighter back then but there is no guarantee that she will still exhibit the desired performance due to the many years she has been away from the fights.
Tate argued that it's not logical to bring Gina back into the ring to face a champion while she herself has been away for five years due to her interests in acting. She pointed out that Ronda is in deed a hardened fighter thanks to the many fights she has won and she should be matched with a lady fighter that has also been in the ring for a considerable time. Though Tate was technical in her remarks, her statement may have meant that Gina was not good enough to challenge the women's bantamweight champion.
According to Tate, the fight matches were not picked based on their performance because if such was the case, Ronda would have been matched with a fellow champion. She recommended the women's MMA officials to stick to merit while selecting fighters as a way of appreciating the efforts made by female boxers.
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MMA records shows that Gina has not participated in any official fight since 2009. Tate strongly believes that Ronda would beat Gina hands down due to her experience in the ring. She actually expressed her willingness to face Gina just for the sake of putting her in the right place. She termed the selection as biased because she believed the officials were carried away by the looks of these two fighters and hence overlooked their skills.