If you were looking forward to a Ronda Rousey-Holly Holm rematch in the future, Miesha Tate has some bad news for you.
Rousey still wants to try to reclaim her title after Holm upset her in UFC 193, but Tate has a chance to dethrone the champion herself Saturday at UFC 196. And the No. 2 women’s bantamweight fighter doesn’t care what Rousey’s plans are.
“If that’s what she wants, sorry, but I’m going to ruin that for her,” Tate said, per USA TODAY Sports, on Monday. “If they want to make that rematch happen, that’s how I see it going down because on Saturday I’m going to go in there and I’m confident that I’m going to win the belt.
“So they’re definitely going to have to adjust the game plan. I would like to see Holly and Ronda fight again, but it just may not be for the belt.”
Still, Tate does want to see what would happen in a second Rousey-Holm bout.
“I’m interested to see the rematch as well,” Tate said. “I thought the first fight was fascinating, and I’m curious to see what adjustments would be made on Ronda’s side, if any, and if Holly can do it again.”
Tate is 17-5 in her career, with Rousey giving her two of those losses. Rousey submitted Tate with an armbar both times, with the second submission coming just 58 seconds into the fight.
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