Miesha Tate had already started preparing herself for a third meeting with UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Now, after news of Rousey vs. Holly Holm being booked for UFC 195 in January was made official, Tate has expressed her disappointment in the fight announcement.
I am extremely disappointed how all the events unfolded this morning regarding news that I will not be fighting Ronda Rousey. I was told after my last win that I had earned the title shot. I've already begun training for Rousey and I was shocked to hear the announcement this morning. I regret this for not only myself, but my team, sponsors and the fans who like me believed my next fight was for the title.
Tate scored a victory over Jessica Eye recently for her fourth consecutive win since a loss to Rousey.