According to a Dec. 27 post from MMA Fighting, UFC bantamweight champ "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (7-0) and perennial title contender Miesha Tate (13-4) both wore stylish boots at the UFC 168 weigh-ins on Friday afternoon.
Tate, 27, sported black wedges with silver lining and gray fur trim, a perfect choice for the winter season.
The 26-year-old Rousey also went with a fashionable look, sporting brown suede boots with a low heel.
Props to Rousey and Tate for both being respected athletes, while also realizing the importance of fight fashion.
To view the photo of Tate and Rousey from the UFC 168 weigh-ins, fight fans may do so by following this link.
If you want to make women's MMA mainstream, it should be attractive for everyone.
Having fun, colorful, girly fighters such as Tate and Rousey helps the "average girl" relate to them.
UFC 168: Tate vs Rousey
Rousey and Tate are set to fight in the co-main of UFC 168, which goes down Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev. Rousey is ready to prove all the haters wrong, while Tate is prepared to become the UFC's new female champ.
"I need people to prove people wrong about something," Rousey said. "I can't just have everyone think it's (victory) a foregone conclusion. That doesn't get me motivated. I need to have people doubting me, and I needed to create a reason for people to doubt me because I already won the UFC title, and I already beat Miesha. So, I needed to come up with a way to make it even more difficult.
"I need to find a way to make sure I do something that's never been done before for every single fight because that's the only way I'm really going to fight to my fullest potential."
Rousey and Tate have a long-standing rivalry that dates all the way back to 2012, but they'll finally get to settle the score on fight night.
“I want to do what no one else has done before – what no one else has done at the same time,” Rousey said. “I want to be a bad ass in the movies and be a bad ass in real life.”
As for Tate, she admits she's been fantasizing about knocking Rousey out.
“I just keep picturing in slow motion, me landing that one knockout punch," Tate said. “And her just falling and the ref just stopping it before I can even get another punch in. Just like, ‘She’s done! She’s done! Don’t hurt her anymore.’ Yeah, I just want to win by brutality.”