Tate, who fights Rousey on Dec. 28, thinks the star judoka is interested in nothing more than building her own brand, not the sport of women's MMA.
"While I find it interesting that this was really the first time the producers showed Ronda flipping me off, I really think the viewers are getting to see the real Ronda this season – and it's not pretty," Tate said of Rousey. "She's got a great skillset and as an athlete she's awesome. But she's not interested in building female MMA, she's interested in building Ronda MMA and then leaving for movies or something else.
"She isn't an MMA fan at heart. Shayna was the only fighter out of the 16 women who fought to get in the house that Ronda had heard of. The other girls, Ronda had no clue who they were, what they had done, where they had fought, nothing."
Tate says Rousey has a terrible attitude, and fight fans are finally starting to see it.
"That's all cool, everyone wants to get ahead in life and I'm not saying she hasn't worked hard for years and years to become a great fighter with an amazing skillset," Tate said of Rousey. "But I don't understand her attitude at all. There's a responsibility to represent female MMA that comes with being the champion, just as there's a responsibility to represent and promote the show when you coach TUF. It grates on my nerves that Ronda isn't promoting this season, which fans are saying is the best for a while, because that's what we as established fighters signed on to do: to share the spotlight with these fighters who desperately want to join us in the UFC."
Tate is annoyed that Rousey has barely been tweeting about "TUF 18," as she has been off filming movies and worrying about other matters.
"No one would have turned down a Hollywood movie without giving it a lot of soul-searching, but surely Ronda could do phone interviews or at least tweet about TUF," Tate said. "They have cell phone reception in Europe, don't they?"