UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate called out rival Ronda Rousey during an appearance on Conan, saying that Rousey needs to get over her loss to Holly Holm.
“She seems awfully pouty about the loss,” Tate said, according to ESPN. “And it’s like, we’ve all had losses, you know, either get up and get back on the horse and come back stronger for it, or you sit out for over a year.”
Rousey, the former bantamweight champion and one of the most popular MMA competitors ever, has not entered the ring since losing her title to Holly Holm at UFC 196 in November 2015.
Tate submitted Holm in the fifth round of their fight on March 5 to claim the first title of her career.
Tate will defend her belt for the first time against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, and could likely face a rematch with Rousey if she retains the bantamweight title.
She is 0–2 in her previous bouts against Rousey.