Two losses and one horribly dislocated elbow just aren't enough for Miesha Tate.
While some may take some solace in a chief rival being named 'The most dominant athlete in sports,' Tate isn't giving an edge to UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
"I don't know if that's an accurate statement," Tate said of Rousey's Sports Illustrated honor. "I think there are a lot of athletes in the world. Maybe someone who took a gold medal at the Olympics could be considered more ‘dominant', you know?"
Compliments and well wishes typically don't follow days when someone says you've 'made a career' out of being beaten by that someone, today being no different.
"In different sports it's hard to compare because we have a fighting sport, versus someone who maybe does swimming or something," said Tate. "An athlete is still an athlete so it's hard to compare the apples and the oranges because they're different things, so I don't know if I agree entirely on that."
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Tour the MacMansion.
Part 1: I'm embarrassed about the weight. I want to apologize to everyone. Including my opponent, @kendallgrovemma.— Brandon Halsey (@BrandBullHalsey) May 15, 2015
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Paul Felder (@felderpaul) May 14, 2015
Edgar Garcia (@EdgarGarcia170) May 14, 2015
Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) May 14, 2015
I'm hoping they allow you to do steroids just make this a competitive fight. Gravy injections haven't worked for you https://t.co/6HX91Ykcte— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) May 14, 2015
@philbaroni Yawn. Well I hope this comment brings you the attention your looking for. Btw its 3:22pm in Florida and your still a F'N COWARD— Joe Schilling (@JoeSchilling187) May 14, 2015
Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 14, 2015
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No I'm not over looking anyone, I'm here to fight my ass off. Yes I'm going to play hard next week. And come Saturday night it's ON— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) May 14, 2015
Finishing up last night's airdyne bike workout. It's crazy to think I only have a few hard workout... https://t.co/cPWqN3W0ms— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 14, 2015
Get well soon.
Tired after a good day of rehab and training! https://t.co/MGf1PSM7bS— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) May 12, 2015
Antibiotics are in the system!— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) May 14, 2015
This cold is tryna' blow out my immune system's knee.— Jake Ellenberger (@EllenbergerMMA) May 15, 2015
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This Week in Struggle.
Lost, resigned contract after loss, reebok, got denied a last min fight, drove car into garage w/3 bikes on the roof...The streak ends today— Patrick Cummins (@OfficialDurkin) May 9, 2015
You ever get hungry but you don't wanna go get food so you just lay in bed and accept death?— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) May 11, 2015
I want to maintain my weight. I also want ice cream. #thestruggle— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) May 10, 2015
"fans" wanna keep watching the sport of mma yet every chance they get they bash the fighters making them want to never fight again— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) May 12, 2015
Kevin Lee (@MoTownPhenom) May 12, 2015
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) May 13, 2015
Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) May 13, 2015
I motioned for my dog to come sit in my lap, and somehow slapped myself in the nuts....— russell doane (@RussellDoane135) May 14, 2015
Ross Pearson (@RossTheRealDeal) May 14, 2015
Nothing erks me more then a company saying you endorse them when you don't smh no body works for free #justsaying— Truck Gordon (@TruckMMA_UFC) May 14, 2015
Seeing shit like this breaks my heart 1-3 and in the UFC really smh i hope that's a typo and he is... https://t.co/m2egTWsvjz— Terrion Flash Ware (@flashmma) May 14, 2015
Even Macho Madness struggled with some of life's toughest questions. You can't have all the answers,... https://t.co/flMsuJrPcm— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) May 13, 2015
Hiding in the DJ booth in a Philippines club cause people think I'm from boy zone!?! Who and wtf is that?— Sean Shelby (@seanshelby) May 14, 2015
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Love game of thrones, but my god, winters been coming for 5 years. Come on with the white walkers already.— michael (@bisping) May 11, 2015
Announced yesterday (May 14 2015)
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via SecondhandMMA.
As a fan of Japanese mixed martial arts, I will every now and again go back and watch old Pride and Pancrase events to get my fix of nostalgia. Even with the dearth of large scale Japanese promotions, there are still several local fight promotions that are harvesting intriguing homegrown talent, and putting together reasonably marketable fights. Understanding that these are fighters who are on the up, or regional journeymen searching for validation, we can temper our expectations for what we can expect. That said, what we can expect are some intriguing fights from Japanese promotions who are doing their darnedest to put on quality for hardcore MMA fans. So, here are a few fights worth checking out in the near future.
Event: Deep 72 Impact
Date: May 16, 2015
Takafumi Otsuka (18-13-1) vs. Toshiaki Kitada (18-7-4)
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