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Miesha Tate discusses the weakness in Ronda Rousey's game

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According to a Dec. 17 report from MMA Fighting, Miesha Tate hinted that she'll take Ronda Rousey's back if she tries one of her signature judo throw attempts in the co-main of UFC 168.

Tate explained that everyone saw what Rousey's holes were when she fought Liz Carmouche in her UFC debut.

She didn't specifically say what those holes were, but she likely was referring to Rousey's bad habit of leaving her back open when she goes for a judo throw.

Carmouche hopped on Rousey's back in the opening frame of the UFC 157 main event, when the star judoka tried to do a judo throw to get "Girl-rilla" on her back.

For a brief moment, Carmouche had Rousey locked in a rear-naked choke after jumping on her back.

Carmouche twisted Rousey’s neck, and for a moment it seemed that maybe the star judoka would tap out or pass out.

Rousey would end up winning that fight, but Tate was watching it closely and saw the weaknesses that Carmouche exposed.

"There's a lot of weaknesses in her game," Tate said. "I think a lot of people build Ronda up to be this invincible person and there's no way she can be beaten, but I don't see it that way at all. I see a lot of holes in her game, and I see a lot of ways that she can be exploited. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it's not going to happen. I'm going to do something different on the 28th than anyone else has done. There's holes in there, you saw it, I saw it. I don't think it needs any explanation, they're there to be taken advantage of."

Tate says she's going to do everything in her power to finish the fight. She doesn't want to leave it in the hands of the judges.

"I don't want to just win this fight, I want to win this fight," Tate said. "I want to finish this fight and I think that it's one thing we can probably agree on. I'm sure she feels the same way. That's how I know it's going to be an amazing fight. Every day that I go into my training, I know that we're both fighting for that same common interest. We want to beat the hell out of each other, we want to finish the fight, we don't want a decision, I don't want a decision. I'm motivated."

Tate says she's happy to have supporters, but she knows people could jump to "Team Rousey" at the drop of a hat. At the end of the day, she stays mentally focused and doesn't think about the bandwagon jumpers.

"It's nice to see so many people siding with me, but there are so many bandwagon jumpers, I don't count on that," Tate said. "I've been loved in this sport and I've been hated. It doesn't make me or break me either way."


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