Ronda Rousey had no interest in shaking Miesha Tate’s hand after securing another armbar victory Saturday night at UFC 168.
While it took a little longer than usual, Rousey successfully defended her UFC female bantamweight belt, scoring a third round submission win.
After tapping, Tate offered her hand to Rousey, who brushed her to the side and walked away.
“I will congratulate Miesha, she is an amazing fighter,” said Rousey, who was pushed out of the first round for the first time in her MMA career. “But once you insult my family, I can’t shake her hand.”
Rousey and Tate exchanged verbal battles throughout their time as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter.
“For me, family comes before anything, even boos,” Rousey said, who was showered with booing from the Las Vegas crowd. “I can’t shake her hand.”
Rousey added that she is used to hearing displeasure from the arena thanks to her career in judo.
“I got booed in 30 countries around the world,” she said.
Rousey will likely face Cat Zingano next, her original opponent before Zingano went down with a knee injury.