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Miesha Tate: Ronda Rousey doesn't deserve all the credit

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01:59 PM ET 11.12 | With Ronda Rousey reportedly headed over to the UFC, rival and former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate wants to make sure people realize there were many female fighters before Rousey who deserve credit for making that day possible. "It's not just Ronda, it's not just myself, that's for sure. If Ronda's coming over to the UFC obviously there's going to be a division around that, it's not just Ronda. I know Ronda's getting a lot of the credit and what not, but she didn't have a lot to do with from the ground up," Tate told MMAWeekly Radio after the news was announced. "We're at the top of the mountain now that's kind of how I feel anyways, with this accomplishment coming into the UFC, we've kind of reached that final goal. But we had to start at the bottom and a lot of the pioneers Tara (LaRosa), Marloes (Coenen), Molly Helsel, the girls that were really fighting back in the day before we were making any kind of money, or there was any kind of publicity, or much acceptance of it."

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November 13, 2012  07:33 AM ET

so she wants credit for all the work that did nothing? isn't that only reinforcing the concept that Rousey is what changed things? Interesting how Cyborg and Carano are not mentioned either when they are the next 2 most famous female MMA fighters...Tate seems to hate all of the people that got women's MMA some attention...

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