If you weren’t aware, the upcoming TUF 18 coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate have no love lost. Safe to say we won’t be seeing fist bumps in their upcoming rematch after coaching duties. And from the look of things, we’re looking at a Rashad Evans versus Rampage Jackson type of season with plenty of DRAMA. Following comments by Tate’s boyfriend and UFC fighter Bryan Caraway on marijuana, MMAJunkie caught up with the female bantamweight champ’s thoughts on her adversary.
“Miesha by herself isn’t that bad,” Rousey said. “Miesha in combination with her pet boyfriend, Mr. Tate, is frickin’ something else. She’s different when he’s around. I can’t stand him. I really feel like if she wasn’t with him, she would fight better and she would be a better person.
“He’s always glued to her hip, because if he’s not next to her, no one ever notices him.”
Rousey paid close attention to Caraway’s recent controversial comments about marijuana. Pat Healy tested positive for pot at UFC 159, prompting the UFC to strip him of $130,000 in bonuses – and instead give a $65,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus to Caraway, who fought on the same card.
Caraway initially said he hated marijuana, which prompted sometime Rousey training partner Nate Diaz to call the fighter a derogatory slur for homosexuals. Rousey called Diaz’s comment “a poor choice of words at the worst possible time.”
Later, Caraway softened his stance to say that his comments were informed by past negative experiences with the drug. Rousey was none too impressed.
“He’s a little f—king tool, and it sounds like the kind of thing he would have to say,” she said. “He hates on something he knows nothing about. If he did any of his research, he could give an intelligent answer. But honestly, he hasn’t, so he can’t.”
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