Miesha Tate already holds a memorable last-gasp submission win over holly Holm to win the bantamweight title way back in 2016, but it seems she still believes the two have unfinished business and would like to rematch her at UFC 300 in April of next year.
The main reason for that is that Tate is frustrated with people’s perception that her title winning submission was the result of a ‘comeback’ in a fight she would otherwise have lost.
“People still think for some reason that I was just getting my ass kicked in that fight,” Tate, said on The MMA Hour show. “People still were like, ‘Man, that was like the greatest comeback ever, like, so lucky you got that submission.’”
“Yes, because the title was on the line – if I didn’t get the submission, it would have been a draw,” Tate said. “Technically, if we were [going to] the scorecards, had I won the last round. Let’s say I just rode her out, and it was kind of like round two, and I didn’t get the sub on the scorecards, it would have been a draw, and I don’t think many people remember that.
So it kind of pisses me off, because she won Round 1, 10-9. I won round two 10-8 on all three scorecards. And then round three, she won, 10-9. Round four, she won 10-9, and round five, if I had won a 10-9, we’re at a draw.
“So it still bothers me that people think that – like they always come to me like, ‘Oh man, she was getting her – I look at the comments, go look at any comments that she was getting her ass kicked, kicking her ass until she got that submission. It’s like, not really.”
Despite her frustration that win still goes down as one of the great comeback victories in UFC history, but Tate is clearly confident that she can come out on top again if they fight for a second time, and she sees UFC 300 as the perfect time to run it back.
“I think it’s a great time. I think that sounds reasonable. I did I get a little bit of an injury leaving that fight. So I’ve got to get an MRI and check myself out just make sure. But it’s not very severe … I’ve been walking around, and I think I’m actually all right. I think I’ll be OK. So if if I can do that, then I think Holly would be a fantastic one.”