Miesha Tate has experienced what a Ronda Rousey armbar feels like.
Back when the two were in Strikeforce, Rousey won the belt with one of her first round armbar victories.
Now that the two are in the UFC, they will square off once again this December for the bantamweight title.
“Everybody has a hole in their game,” said Tate, in reference to Rousey, during the UFC World Tour Tuesday. “I am going to break her down as best I can with my coaching staff. I am going to do some of the good things I did in our last fight, and get rid of the bad.”
Rousey and Tate, who will also star as coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, shared several intense moments together during the press conference.
In fact, when asked about keeping four champions and their four challengers from throwing down, UFC president Dana White had this to say:
“Just those two (need to be separated constantly),” he chimed in during one of their interactions from across the table.
Tate admitted that Rousey has “a lot of things I want,” and said that the two would likely never be able to squash their rivalry and enjoy the company of the other.
“There is a level of disrespect I have always felt (from her),” Tate said. “She just has a way of irritating me and vice versa.
Rousey and Tate are set as the co-main event for UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2. The Ultimate Fighter airs on FOX Sports 1 this September.