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Miesha Tate Burns Ronda Rousey On 'Conan' To Keep The Feud Hot

"She seems awfully pouty."

This fight feud just can't be knocked out.

UFC champ Miesha Tate is taking more shots at Ronda Rousey outside of the ring ahead of a potential third bout.

Tate made clear to Conan O'Brien Monday that she is focusing on her bantamweight title defense against Amanda Nunes on July 9. But she couldn't resist inflicting a burn to her simmering feud with Rousey.

Rousey, one of the sport's most popular figures, has not fought since last November after she was defeated in an upset by Holly Holm (who then lost the title to Tate in March).

“I’ve been defeated before but I’ve come back stronger for it, and I question whether she will be able to do the same," Tate said of Rousey.

"She seems awfully pouty about the loss and it’s like, we’ve all had losses. You either get up and get back on the horse and come back stronger for it or you sit out for over a year."

Tate has previously dissed Rousey since becoming champ, but her trash-talk with Conan seemed to take it up a notch.

The Tate-Rousey rivalry has stewed for years. It's been one-sided in the ring, with Rousey winning their two matches by submission. Rousey perhaps escalated the feud after her second win, in late 2013, when she refused to shake Tate's hand. She said later that Tate only offered her hand because the cameras were rolling.

H/T Uproxx

 

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