"Everybody’s going through a fight, and it’s bigger than MMA," Shafir said. "Unfortunately [what] that f**king retard Miesha Tate just does not know is that this sport is bigger than what the sport is, and that’s why Ronda [Rousey] is doing what she’s doing. It’s bigger than her. It’s bigger than her fake t*tties, her f*cking push-up bras, it’s bigger than that. That’s what her all-end goal is, and unfortunately, she’s not on that bandwagon; and you can’t ask somebody… like that to be on that kind of bandwagon, it just doesn’t make sense because she’s not a selfless person, she’s a very selfish person.”
Shafir also poked fun at Tate's taste in jewelry, as she said the standout bantamweight looked like a high school girl who was trying to be cool in school.
“Oh my gosh, it was so f*cking tacky!” Shafir said of Tate’s style on TUF. “It was like, I’m like, ‘Where the fuck did you get your jewelry from, the dollar store? Even the dollar store has better jewelry than that!’ And I’ve shopped at the dollar store, I still shop at the dollar store. You can’t find… it was just bad, it was bad… She looks like she’s a freshman high-schooler trying to be cool in school and just being tacky and just too much.”
Shafir, an assistant coach on "TUF 18," also discussed why she joined Ronda Rousey in flipping the bird to Tate.
“Yeah, that was a tasteless moment on our part, but you know what? It was viewed a lot, very disrespectful, and ‘how could you do that?’ and I had a lot of tweets from people saying they had daughters and [I] lost a fan because [their] daughter saw that and she looked up to you," Shafir said. "You know what though? Your daughter is going to have to make a decision at some point in her life to defend her honor, and defend who she is, and to defend the honesty of what her life is about. And you know what? That’s what we did in that instance.
"And it’s not going to come out how people want it, and that’s where the confusion is going to come in, and that’s where the judgment comes in. So, that’s my answer to that. I’m sorry. We want to be really good role models to all these up-and-coming female MMA fighters who are strong-willed, you know? We’re going to try and do the right thing, but a lot of the time the right thing is going to be the wrong thing, and there’s no other real way I can explain that.”
Shafir served as a coach on Rousey's team during The Ultimate Fighter 18, and she rubbed some fight fans the wrong way by pointing her middle finger at Tate following one of the show's elimination fights.
However, Shafir says Team Rousey was just trying to keep it real.
“It’s really funny: the audience is really believing the editing. There’s so much that was left out," Shafir said. "I can’t wait until I can actually say some of this shit that they fucking left out – a lot of sh*t, a lot of sh*t. It’s disrespectful. They’re going to immediately believe the editing.
"It’s funny, a couple people, or just some of the f*cking people on Miesha Tate’s team are also believing the editing. They are f*cking, they’re like puppet-mastered up, they f*cking… and it’s crazy! Did you forget that there were cameras running through the whole season, and they got you from the beginning to the end, and you’re just lucky that they didn’t expose you? Like and now you’re believe what’s happening around – it’s just f*cking pathetic, it is so pathetic that these people sometimes just believe what’s happening on TV, and like how they’re being made out to look. It’s funny, because there’s nothing really that I can do, but you know what? It’s these people who act this way that are either going to keep the sport going or they’re going to tarnish it. It’s all about how you look at it.”
Shafir and Rousey have been friends for years, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the former feels the way she does about Tate.