"[Rousey's performance] was pretty much what I expected," Tate told Ariel Helwani on the UFC 157 post-fight show on FUEL TV. "She did get a little sloppy there giving her back up which is habit I've picked up on a little bit. I got her back in the first fight and I guarantee if I get it in the second I'll rip her face off."
Tate's also praised Liz Carmouche's efforts during the main event of UFC 157.
"I knew Liz was going to be incredibly tough and I think a lot of people were underestimating her and she definitely brought some things to the table no one else has and she really did a great job," Tate explained. "She came out there with tenacity, she came out there with heart and that's something that you can't account for in MMA. You can say, ‘Oh yeah, someone has a great right hand, someone has a great armbar,' but you can't measure heart and she has a lot of it and I'm very impressed with her."
Tate is set to fight Cat Zingano on Apr. 13 at the TUF 17 finale, and the winner may very well earn the next shot against Rousey.
"My heart is still racing, it was a very satisfying moment in history," Tate said of the first-ever female fight in UFC history. "Seeing the women get in the UFC octagon for the first time and it made me really, really hungry and it really lit a fight under me and I'm so pumped for my fight on April 13th that I can't put it into words."