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Ronda Rousey on Miesha Tate rematch at UFC 168: "I expect a whole lot more from her than she expects from me"
Dec 21, 2013 - 11:05:30 AM
Ronda Rousey on Miesha Tate rematch at UFC 168: "I expect a whole lot more from her than she expects from me"
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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

"She goes on her interviews and says she's going to finish me in the first round, 'she has so many holes in her game, blah blah blah,' she tries to talk me down all the time. She has to convince herself... I believe her when she says she's in the best shape of her life. I believe her when she says her striking is the best in her life, I believe that she can have a perfect game plan and focused her game plan on my weaknesses and everything possible, everything. I assume she is going to be perfect. I'm prepared for a five-round brawl. What she is hoping for is for me to go out there and for me to make a mistake. I expect a whole lot more from her than she expects from me."

-UFC Champ Ronda Rousey explained the differences between how she and Miesha Tate are preparing for their UFC 168 matchup this week (via MMAFighting.com).

Penick's Analysis: Tate has been doing a lot of downplaying on what Rousey is capable of doing, and there is some merit to the idea that she's saying things to convince herself as much as she is to convince everyone else. Tate can't let herself approach this rematch like Rousey's got her number already. She's got to believe she's better despite that first result, and that's how she's readying herself. That said, Rousey's may be the more appropriate way to approach the matchup. If she's prepared for the very best, on her game, perfect version of Miesha Tate, she believes she can handle anything thrown at her. There's only a week left until we find out.


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