According to an Aug. 17 post from UFC.com, UFC correspondent Megan Olivi joined UFC president Dana White and Ultimate Fighter coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate in Boston for a special preview of the new season of TUF, which premieres worldwide on Sept. 4.
"The Night Queen" revealed in a recent interview with Alchemist Radio that she believes The Ultimate Fighter 18 is going to be filled with drama, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Intense drama between Tate and Rousey will only help boost ratings and also hype up their bout slated for Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, so they might as well embrace it.
"I think there will be drama. I mean, I don't know Ronda [Rousey] I've never met Ronda, but from what I've seen of her, she seems like she's just kind of out there, ya know? As far as drama goes, it seems like she attracts a lot of drama," Rivera-Calanoc said of Rousey during her Alchemist Radio interview. "I think it'll be drama-filled, especially because her and Miesha obviously don't like each other. And this being the first season that there's males and females, and particularly having females that have really always wanted to fight in the UFC, I think their talent, and their attitude and personalities will shine through. I think the women will shine more than the guys will. That's my opinion, because it's something the fans have never seen before."
Rivera-Calanoc thinks Tate is going to shock the world by stopping Rousey at UFC 168.
"I know how hard she's working to beat Ronda," she said. "I'm going to be there that night. I'm excited for her and I know that she really wants it. I know she's doing everything she can so that she can beat Ronda.
"I honestly think that Miesha is going to surprise a lot of people and I honestly think she's going to beat Ronda and I think she's going to take her into the deeper rounds and really test Ronda."