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Miesha Tate hasn't been shy with her feelings about her former, and potential future opponent Ronda Rousey.

This time Tate spoke on The Exchange about how she feels a potential rematch could go down.

"Do I think she'll come back the same?" Tate said. "Something tells me no. Something tells me that she won't and I think it's just my take on the interviews that I've seen her do. I feel like she's somewhere else other than fighting. I don't feel like this is her number one drive or source anymore."

Tate and Rousey have faced each other twice before, with Rousey coming out on top both times but something tells me if there was a third fight Tate thinks she could win.

"I've lost to Ronda twice and that was the most devastating thing that could have ever happened to me inside my career," she said. "But here I am. I made myself better for it. I made myself stronger. And I don't recognize that in Ronda. That's all that I'm saying. I don't recognize the same desire, the same drive, the same passion, the same willingness to overcome that kind of adversity. I don't see that in her."

Rousey has not fought since November 2015 when she lost her belt (and it looks like her confidence too) at UFC 193. That was at the hands of Holly Holm, who has since lost the belt to Tate.

Tate will be defending the belt for the first time at UFC 200 where she will face Amanda Nunes.


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