On yesterday’s episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, UFC woman’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate spilled the beans on a behind-the-scenes verbal altercation between her nemesis Ronda Rousey and up and coming starlet Paige VanZant.
Tate and Rousey have an infamous rivalry that’s so far spawned two fights, and so when VanZant spotted ‘Cupcake’ at a party, she was eager to tell the newly crowned champion about her own run in with ‘Rowdy’.
“She came up to me like ‘Miesha Miesha Miesha, I have to tell you this experience I had with Ronda.'” Tate told Rogan yesterday. “I’m like ‘Oh, what?’ And she’s like ‘Well we were at a Reebok deal just recently, and we were at a shoot, and I was trying to find her so we could get a picture, and the Reebok people were like ‘Don’t ask Ronda for a picture.” She was like ‘Why?’ They were like ‘Don’t, just stay away from Ronda, don’t ask her for a picture.’ She was like ‘Okay…’.
And I guess Ronda came later that day and seeked her out. And just cussed her out. They’ve never really had a conversation either. She’s like ‘I don’t know Ronda other than hi, bye.’ That’s it. I guess she came up, Ronda came up and was like ‘F**k you, you fairweathered bitch. How dare you cross me.’ She (Paige) was like ‘Cross you? What are you talking about?’ And she (Rousey) is like ‘You congratulated Holly Holm for beating me, so f**k you, you f**king fairweathered 115-pound…”. She just went off on Paige.
PVZ, who’s in the middle of a successful stint on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ show, later confirmed Tate’s story.
“It appears that I offended Ronda by congratulating Holly after her victory.” VanZant told TMZ. “The incident was very shocking and totally unnecessary.”
So far Rousey hasn’t given her side of the story, but if she does have a different version of events then it would be in her best interests to reveal it, as this doesn’t cast her in a good light.
Watch Tate discuss what happened in the video below.