When Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate lost her Strikeforce title to Ronda Rousey earlier this month, it looked like she might’ve lost her arm as well.
Rousey, a judo Olympian who specializes in the armbar, put Tate down the same way that she has all of her previous mixed martial arts opponents: with a first-round armbar. With pride on the line in what had built up to be a heated grudge match, Tate was unwilling to tap even after it was clear her arm was useless, prompting Rousey to bend it even further backward at the elbow.
Though her arm appeared sufficiently mangled on fight night, it appears much of the damage Tate incurred was superficial. She revealed today through her Twitter account that her doctor doesn’t think she’ll need surgery on her arm at this point.
Looks like no surgery!! Dr was impressed w progress so far!
Tate and Rousey did battle on March 3, meaning it’s been almost two weeks to the day since the former champion did her best Stretch Armstrong impression. Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey took place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.