Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate took part in a UFC Fight Club Q&A in Manila prior to UFC Fight Night 66 this weekend, but it was “Cupcake” Tate who stole the show with her headline-grabbing comments.
Tate, who up until this point has been Ronda Rousey’s biggest career rival, one-upped the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion when the topic of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino came up.
Rousey has remained adamant that she will fight Cyborg — but only if Cyborg can make 135 pounds, refusing to fight her at a catchweight, which is what Justino has been campaigning for.
Tate, on the other hand, claims she would have no problem meeting Cyborg in the middle.
“That’s my job. I have to fight anyone they put in front of me and obviously I’m not scared of anyone,” said Tate. “So yes, I would (fight her at catchweight).”
Tate clarified, “But I heard Cyborg is signed to fight at 135, so I would prefer to fight her in my weight class. If they had a 125, I’d like to go down, but they don’t, so it’s 135 for me.”
First, Tate must get past Jessica Eye, who she meets in the co-main event of UFC On FOX 16, which takes place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
For those who missed it, you can watch the complete UFC Fight Club Q&A with Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate via the YouTube player embedded at the top of this page.