UFC woman’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate doesn’t care how you feel about her recent comments towards Conor McGregor and his withdrawal from the landmark UFC 200 event this July.
“Cupcake” shared her dismay towards McGregor refusing to partake in media obligations for the upcoming show, leaving the 135-pound champ to pick up the pieces while shooting commercials to promote the event.
Speaking on her official podcast “The Miesha Tate Show“(transcript via MMAFighting), Tate spoke about the backlash she received from fans following her comments and that there’s no beef between the two, with her being a big fan of “The Notorious”.
“I’m outspoken. I have a freakin’ mouth that I can’t control sometimes and I just say how I really feel. I’m pretty transparent. But I’m not one-sided either,” said Tate. “That doesn’t mean I have any hard feelings towards Conor. That doesn’t mean that I hate the guy or that I’m not a fan of his, absolutely not, but I’m going to say how I feel.”
“Sometimes people are like ‘oh you’re complaining,’ well if you were in my shoes and you had to miss your practice to pick up something that Conor didn’t give any notice on that he wasn’t going to be there and then they’re asking you to fill in the blank when it was his job and his responsibility and his contract to do it, I mean yeah am I allowed to be a little bit frustrated?
“I think so. I think that’s fair. It is what it is. It’s done now, it’s over with, I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me anymore but at that moment in time, I’m going to tell people the truth. Freakin’ shoot me I guess for voicing my opinion.”
Miesha Tate will defend her bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200; her first title defense since snatching the 135-pound belt from Holly Holm at UFC 196.
You can check out the fight card so far for UFC 200 below:
- Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
- José Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
- Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
- Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
- Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson
- Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon
- Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marín
- Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
- Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Peña
UFC 200 takes place on July 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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