Miesha Tate blasts Georges St-Pierre for “not supporting women’s MMA”

November 19, 2012


Miesha Tate blasts Georges St-Pierre for “not supporting women’s MMA”

Former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate issued some harsh statements towards UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre for the comments he made against women’s mixed martial arts.

Here is how it all went down.

At last week’s UFC 154 open workouts, GSP commented on women’s MMA, of course with the recent signing of Ronda Rousey.

“In my heart I have, you know, it’s the way I grew up maybe, the mentality is different, I’m old school. I have a hard time watching girls fighting; it’s hard for me. I never really watched a woman fight, but I know they are pretty good.”

This did not sit well with women’s MMA icon Miesha “Cupcake” Tate, as she replied:

“I think the problem with GSP’s view about WMMA is that he doesn’t have one. If he hasn’t ever watched us women fight then he can’t say how he really feels about it because he’s ignorant.

Being old fashioned is fine, but us “modern day” girls aren’t asking for your protection, we are asking for your acceptance and we are fighting for equality.

If everyone felt about MMA as GSP thinks he feels about WMMA, then he wouldn’t have a job.

I’m hoping George St. Pierre can open his mind a little bit and actually watch some women’s fights. We’re coming to the UFC for a reason and it would be nice to have one of my all-time favorite fighter’s full support.”

It didn’t stop there, Tate went on about it more on her Facebook:

“He is ignorant, Ignorant means uneducated and the fact that he has NEVER watched a women’s fight so how can he say how he would really feel about it without seeing for himself. That’s what I have an issue with, he has no CLUE how hard we fight and how tough we are.”

This may be abit too “harsh” on behalf of Tate, nonetheless, she will be joining Ronda Rousey on the UFC women’s roster scheduled for 2013.

So MMACanada fanatics, what you think? You agree with RUSH or TATE? Comment away below..



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