Tate’s nemesis in the female fight game, Ronda Rousey, posed nude for ESPN the Magazine last year. Tate was among those who criticized Rousey for the appearance. Tate was not critical of Rousey for taking off her clothes and promoting her sexiness. Rather, Tate said Rousey posing nude was hypocritical because Rousey was critical of UFC ring girls for posing in Playboy.
“I just get so tired of Ronda criticizing everyone else,” Tate told MMA Heat last year. “I think we should just all live our lives and I don’t really care what she does or what anyone else does. It’s not our place to judge. I’m just sick of hearing her mouth off about other girls this and that, and Kim that, the Playboy girls this. I’m just like ‘just shut up’.
“To me it’s so stupid that you would talk crap about ring girls doing Playboy, which that’s kind of what their appeal is – it’s a sex appeal. For an athlete, there’s no real reason to have to get nude, although I think there’s nothing wrong with ESPN. I don’t think what Ronda did was wrong. I’m just saying it’s not okay to talk crap about the ring girls and then get 1 percent less naked, and say it’s okay. To me it kind of falls in that hypocrisy.”
So you got that? Tate never said she was opposed to selling her sex appeal, nor did she ever say there was anything wrong with ESPN or posing for the magazine. She just said talking crap about others for doing it and then doing it yourself makes you hypocritical.
You can see the photos of Tate below – beware, they are likely NSFW:
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) July 10, 2013
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) July 9, 2013