UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate was the guest on today’s episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (episode #794) when she revealed a behind the scenes confrontation between former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and popular Strawweight fighter Paige VanZant. Apparently Ronda Rousey became upset with Paige VanZant because, after Rousey’s first career loss to Holly Holm, VanZant sent Holm a congratulatory Tweet. Here is what happened, according to Miesha Tate, as told to Joe Rogan:
“[Paige] was trying to get a picture with Ronda and the Reebok people told her to stay away from her. I guess later that day Ronda came and seeked her out. She just like cussed her out. They’d never had a conversation before that. Ronda came up to her and was like, ‘Fuck you you fairweather bitch. How dare you cross me? You congratulated Holly Holm for beating me so fuck you you fairweather 115-pound bitch. She went off on Paige and Paige came and told me and I’m like, ‘Honey, welcome to my world.’”
It’s no secret that there is bad blood between Rousey and Tate, Rousey is 2-0 against Tate, and the two have long been rivals in and out of the octagon. Rousey ripping into VanZant is also not surprising, Rousey did not take her first career loss to Holm well, and it does not take much for Rousey to hold a grudge. For example, I guarantee that Rousey hears about Tate telling this story on The Joe Rogan Experience and holds a grudge against Tate.