According to an Oct. 23 post from MMA Weekly, UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey said that UFC President Dana White briefly considering throwing her off The Ultimate Fighter 18 because of a contractual dispute he had with her attorney.
“What a lot of people don’t understand is I had a huge blowout with her attorney the Sunday before everybody was supposed to come here,” revealed UFC president Dana White.
“We were having contractual disputes about the show and Dana said that he was considering throwing me off the show and replacing me. We all ended up reaching an agreement at the very end, but the last thing Dana ever said to me is, ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do,’” explained Rousey.
“I think Ronda thought I was doing something to her. Like I was going to bring Miesha in and kick Ronda off the show,” said White.
“How would I have known that Cat Zingano blew her knee out? Miesha even said that she was supposed to be purposely vague and let me reach my own conclusions about it,” said Rousey. “And it wasn’t very nice.”
Rousey was originally supposed to coach opposite Zingano, but the latter suffered a knee injury that forced her off the show.
That opened a window for Tate to take her place, and "Cupcake" was happy to accept the offer.
Tate and Rousey have a long-standing rivalry that made for some excellent television over the past few weeks.
“People are getting to see a side of Ronda Rousey that no one has seen before. It’s easy for her to look like this fun-loving, all-American girl for a two-minute interview. However, it is impossible to completely conceal yourself when you’re on camera 24-7 for six weeks,” said Tate.
“Now people can finally understand why it’s been absolutely impossible for me to get along with her,” added Tate. “I think that Ronda Rousey has to hate someone in order to be able to fight them.”