Tate-Rousey rivalry went up notch during TUF 18

Ronda Rousey (top) submits Miesha Tate during their mixed martial art fight in Columbus, Ohio March...

Ronda Rousey (top) submits Miesha Tate during their mixed martial art fight in Columbus, Ohio March 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Showtime/Handout)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:27 PM ET

It’s no secret Miesha (Cupcake) Tate and (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey despise each other.

With the two already engaging in arguably the most heated rivalry in MMA at the moment, it makes you wonder how they could possibly like each other any less.

Well, it turns out booking them as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 18 only added more fuel to the fire. Tate said following her experience filming the MMA reality series, she now thinks even less of the UFC women’s bantamweight champion as a person.

“Yeah, it’s safe to say that,” Tate told QMI Agency during a phone interview. “I’ve said it a million times — and I almost feel like I’m beating a dead horse — but I never felt respected by her in the first place. She came on the scene, disrespected me and that’s what got us off to a bad start. Then our history has just been this whirlwind of drama and disagreements."


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