TMZ- Miesha Tate is questioning Ronda Rousey's focus -- saying Ronda's more worried about having babies than fighting ... and it's going to hurt her when they step in the octagon.
Tate joined the guys on "TMZ Sports" (airs tonight on FS1) -- when we asked her how she felt about fighting Rousey for a 3rd time.
Tate says she's 100% down -- but says she's not sure the feeling is mutual.
"I don't even know what [Ronda] is thinking right now ... it seems like her motivation to stick around was to have Travis Browne's baby. So, I don't know."
Tate was referring to Rousey's interview on "Ellen" -- when she said the only thing that pulled her out of her post-fight funk after the loss to Holly Holm was the thought of starting a family with Browne.
"Every time I've ever lost my motivation is to get back up on the horse and fight someone again and work my way back to the top," Tate says.
Well, one thing is for sure. We are definitely about to find out just how fragile Ronda Rousey is mentally. Miesha Tate wasn't even through with celebrating her victory before she took time out to acknowledge to Ronda's "suicidal thoughts" and I'm not even mad at her for it. That's exactly what you get as a UFC fighter when you're on television begging for sympathy after one slip up. Sure, she's already lost to Rousey twice, but she lost to Rousey when she had an aura of invincibility, not when she was crying on 'Ellen' and acting as if her biggest purpose in life was to reproduce. She lost to Rousey when her priorities were MMA and going back and forth with Floyd Mayweather, not when she was walking away stomping her feet every time an interviewer asked about fighting.
Her competition let it slide when she was of no use to them, but now she's back on the radar and there's 8 full months before the next female UFC match of any significance. I don't think it's going to get much more family friendly from here on out. When the first insult is referring to someone's decision to stay alive as "sticking around" then I can't imagine how degrading the last insult will be. Miesha Tate just talked about Ronda Rousey remaining on this planet like she was staying at a boring dinner party well past hors d'oeuvres. Something tells me she won't hesitate to say anything and everything to shatter her spirit before she steps in the octagon with her in November, nor should she. UFC is about breaking a person by any means necessary so while the general public may have seen Ronda Rousey's sensitive side, Miesha Tate saw her vulnerable side and she wasted no time attacking it.