While speaking with reporters in Australia ahead of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 85 event in Brisbane, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate shared her belief that she doesn’t owe former champion Holly Holm a rematch.
Tate spoke with the media prior to the event, which features Frank Mir vs. Mark Hunt in the main event, and revealed that she would like to compete on the landmark UFC 200 event scheduled for July 9th.
“I’ve been kind of tossing around the idea if it would be possible to fight at UFC 200. That would be awesome, but I really have no idea what the UFC has in mind for that. I think they already have a couple of title fights, so it may not be realistic. But I’ll stay ready for that, if that’s something that becomes an option or available, then great. If not then we’ll see what comes next.”
Tate, who claimed that she doesn’t necessarily owe Holly Holm a rematch for the title she just lost at UFC 196 earlier this month, spoke about the fact that as the new champion, she has everyone in the division gunning for her.
“I know that there’s a lot of really top contenders, a lot of girls in the division, that are really chomping at the bit. I think I’ve been called out by probably everybody in the top-6, if not potentially the top-10. So, they’re all gunning for me, and they’re all dangerous, and they all have their different attributes to bring to the table, so I think my job as the champ is just to stay ready for whoever. I’m just going to stay in the gym, and I have to be able to beat every single one of them.”
H/T to MMAJunkie.com for transcribing.