âI will seriously shoot myself in the face before I leave that cage if she armbars me again. It canât happen,â says Miesha Tate of her upcoming rematch with womenâs UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
The two fought under the Strikeforce banner and Tate became another opponent to lose to Rousey by way of first-round armbar. However, Tate did go out in gritty fashion by refusing to tap and having her arm broken instead.
This time around she has no intention of falling for the same trick twice and so she tells MMA FightCorner that she will be having âan anti-judo campâ in the run-up to the UFC 168 fight, which will be the UFCâs last title fight of 2013.
âItâs never too early to train and practice that gameplan over and over and over, Iâm going to beat it into my skull if I have to.Swear to God, sheâs not going to armbar me if itâs the last thing I doâŚ Thatâs what Iâm going to do from now until December 28, itâs going to be an anti-judo camp,â she says.
âEveryone thinks itâs an armbar, itâs not. Itâs like a move of itâs own.â