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Morning Report: Miesha Tate explains why more time off could be worse for Ronda Rousey's rematch with Holly Holm

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Whether it be sooner or later, Miesha Tate doesn't like Ronda Rousey's chances in a second fight with UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

Holm handed Rousey the first loss of her career Nov. 15 at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, putting the former champ away with a head kick knockout early in the second round.

UFC president Dana White has remained adamant that Holm will sit and wait to face Rousey again July 9 at UFC 200, despite Holm's management lobbying for a bout against top contender Miesha Tate in the meantime.

"I really respect her manager's opinion, and I have the most respect for Holly and her camp to want to stay hungry even though she's at the top of the food chain," Tate told the Los Angeles Times. "That's important for a champion.

"Putting [Holm] on ice could be a little bit detrimental. She's used to staying active. I'd like to be active, too. I would love the fight, so nothing but positivity from me toward her camp."

Tate doesn't believe Rousey will be ready for another scrap with Holm by July, but says a near eight-month layoff would only give Holm more time to prepare for another dominant performance.

"Ronda is going to need more time than that amount of time," Tate said. "Even if she is going to be back in the gym, I know she's not going to be able to have contact yet and still has a couple movies to film, which will draw her away from her time toward training.

"Holly already knows she's fighting Ronda, so she gets all that time - plus, she's healthy - to solidify the game plan even more if there's something to improve on -- all the little details she can work out -- while Ronda is distracted a little bit."

UFC 200 takes place July 9 from the new Las Vegas Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Posted by Demian Maia on Saturday, December 12, 2015

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