Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Miesha Tate wants another shot at Ronda Rousey while also revealing that she refuses to be defined by her loss to Amanda Nunes. Tate who was the bantamweight champion, lost her title to the Brazilian Nunes at UFC 200 in the first round via a rear-naked choke submission.
The American has a history with Rousey and with rumours swirling around about Rowdy's impending retirement post her clash with Nunes at UFC 207, Tate has admitted that she wants another shot at her before she (Rousey) decides to call it a day.
"You know I don't want to speak for Ronda, but I could say for myself, obviously I would like one more time, one more go around. I think I have been doing this for a really long time and granted I go out there and get a win, you know it is like one request before my whole career is over too and I hope that I could fulfill. I think if Ronda does not retire it is a very good possibility", Tate said in an interview to TMZ.
The 30-year-old who is one of the most recognisable female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in the world at present has also refused to let her loss to Nunes at UFC 200 affect her.
"That's what life is all about. Nobody is undefeated at life. I happened to have millions of people witness me in one of my biggest failures in my opinion but it doesn't define who I am or who I came to be. I came to be the fighter that I am today by trying again and proving that one knockdown, one loss doesn't define me and it doesn't make me want to quit or walk away. It's just something that I have to take with a grain of salt, so to speak, learn from it and then try to get better", the former bantamweight champion said.
Tate will be in action at the UFC 205 event in New York where she faces fellow countryman Raquel Pennington at the historical Madison Square Garden Arena in New York.