Before Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate were named as opposing coaches on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, there was no love lost between the two. The reality show will showcase their hatred, but contestant Cody Bollinger says it won’t due justice.
“The drama that you’re going to see this season between Ronda and Miesha — if I wasn’t actually there, I would have to call BS — what you see is real,” said Bollinger on MMA Sentinel. “As a matter of fact, imagine it times 10, and you might get an idea of how it was. It’s all real, I promise you that.”
The distain could be traced back to their Strikeforce days, when Rousey captured the women’s bantamweight title via a first round armbar. Post-fight, the two still had negative words for each other.
Bollinger is 14-2 with his last few fights coming from Gladiator Challenge and Bellator. He was the first male selected by Tate.
Rousey-Tate 2 takes place at UFC 168 on December 28. It will be the final UFC show of the year and is headlined with another rematch in new middleweight champion Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva. The two title fights come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.