Miesha Tate defeated Holly Holm via rare naked choke to become the new Bantamweight Champion in the fifth round.
The low profile is in keeping with her reaction following her devastating loss to Holm in November 2015 at UFC 193.
"The Preacher's Daughter" stuffed every Tate takedown attempt from the second round up until the fateful finale.
Holm however, confessed that complacency was what consigned her to this outcome. The Ronda Rosey fight is such a massive for her and she could wait for Ronda.
White said he contacted Rousey after the fight. "I don't know what that means - if that means acting or fighting". "I felt good. I felt energetic". She's very risky. She's capable of catching anyone at any moment. She's so calculated with what she does.
"I don't think there should be a rematch".
"I don't know how much it was for Holly and for her manager".
Now that Tate is holding the UFC title, their roles are reversed and if Rousey wants to reclaim the gold she's going to have to go through her to get it back. Now there's Miesha. I hope someone else comes along. I thought let's just keep going with the game plan.
"Tonight, I made some mistakes". Miesha capitalized, she's a scrapper.
Her avoidance, as well as what many viewed to be a poor show of sportsmanship for refusing to touch gloves with Holm prior to the start of their fight, has invited criticism on social media, and on a recent Instagram post, she finally said enough. "I wanted to take this challenge". UFC President Dana White said Rousey will now get a shot at Tate and the title. This time, Holm couldn't escape and to her great credit, she went down bravely as she refused to tap with the choke sunk in deep.
"For Miesha, you've got a potential fight with Ronda and that fight makes sense", said White.