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Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate Agree That GSP Is 'Ignorant' on Women's MMA

Rousey and Tate have their differences, but they both agree that Georges St-Pierre should get educated on women's MMA. (Photo Credit: SHOSports)
Rousey and Tate have their differences, but they both agree that Georges St-Pierre should get educated on women's MMA. (Photo Credit: SHOSports)
McKinley NobleCorrespondent INovember 20, 2012

It's rare when Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate agree on something, but they both think that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is ignorant.

Not in general, of course, but squarely concerning the subject of women's MMA. During his media rounds before UFC 154, "Rush" said that while it was good for female fighters to finally break into the big leagues, he personally hasn't seen women fight in a cage.

According to the champ, he generally has "a hard time" with watching girls fight.

That statement drew the ire of former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion and UFC-bound Miesha Tate, who ripped into GSP on her official website:

I think the problem with GSP's view about WMMA is that he doesn't have one. If he hasn't ever watched us women fight then he can't say how he really feels about it because he's ignorant.

Being old fashioned is fine, but us "modern day" girls aren't asking for your protection, we are asking for your acceptance and we are fighting for equality.

Surprisingly, Tate's biggest rival shares the exact same sentiment. Rousey wasn't as verbose as "Cupcake" had been, but still stressed her own displeasure with the UFC's top draw and affable Canadian fan favorite:

Wow. Me and @mieshatate actually kind of agree about something... mixedmartialarts.com/news/432744/Mi…

— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) November 19, 2012

 

Regardless, Rousey and Tate will have a large platform for promoting women's MMA now that both fighters have officially been confirmed as UFC signees. Rousey is the incumbent UFC women's bantamweight titleholder, and Tate is the second addition to that division.

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