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Morning Report: Joe Rogan has sympathy for Miesha Tate, 'She makes a fraction of what Ronda Rousey does'

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Joe Rogan feels for Miesha Tate.

While the women's bantamweight contender takes some time off to evaluate her career, Tate admitted earlier this week that the UFC's "gatekeeper" plans could have her contemplating other options.

Discussing Tate on his podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan showed sympathy for her losing out on a third chance at Ronda Rousey.

"That's one of the bad things about the UFC that people don't like," Rogan said. "There isn't any clear structure. When Miesha Tate won she was virtually guaranteed a shot at the title. 'Beat Jessica Eye, you've got a shot at the title.' She beats Jessica Eye, 'Eh, listen, you're not ready for that.' What?

"She made some interview recently where she said she should probably think about what she's going to do when she retires. That she should probably at least consider that. Whoa. She's thinking about retiring?"

Tate has also been vocal over the loss of income not only due to the lost title shot, but to the UFC's uniform agreement with retailer Reebok. In May, Tate said she'd be "losing probably 90% or 80% of what I make in sponsorships" due to the UFC's tiered payout system.

With Forbes naming Rousey one of the world's highest paid female athletes in 2015, Rogan asks why the financial drop between her and Tate is so steep.

"That's an interesting thing when you look at the No. 1 person in the division, which is clearly Ronda, who made I think like $6 million last year[6.5 according to Forbes], something crazy like that, and that's in fighting," said Rogan. "Forget about all the ads she's doing. A million different commercials. She's probably made that much on top of that. She's making f***ing truck loads of money.

"Then there's Miesha Tate, who is the No. 2 girl in the division. Even though she's lost to Ronda three[sic] times, she's the No. 2 girl in the division. How much do you think she makes? It's a small fraction."

According to Rogan, Tate's marketability certainly isn't an issue.

"It's not like she's not hot," said Rogan. "She's hot as f**k, right? She's got a beautiful body. Great ass. Sorry I said that. Sorry, Miesha. All due respect, but she's a great fighter, too. She's very tough. Miesha probably makes a very small fraction of what Ronda makes and she's elite. She's an outstanding fighter. She's tough as shit and people love her. It's weird."

Doing a signing Wednesday at the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Tate told fans her career was "in limbo."

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A European prospects fight card

A card that pits some of the most promising European fighters against one another

MMA in Europe has been on the upswing in recent years, buoyed by the success of regional and national Promotions as well as the increasingly frequent UFC events held on the continent. Competing in the latter is what many European based fighters aspire to; the chance to test their skills inside the famed octagon.

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