After defeating Tate by third-round armbar at UFC 168 on Saturday, Rousey refused to shake her opponent’s hand. Tate extended her hand as a show of sportsmanship, but Rousey turned her back on her enemy.
Rousey explained after the fight that Tate went too far by insulting her family. She said she wouldn’t shake her hand for doing that.
“Once you insult my family, I can’t shake your hand,” Rousey said. “For me family comes before anything. I can’t shake the hand of someone who spits on my back.”
Though it’s unclear exactly what Tate did to insult Rousey’s family, this probably goes back to something that happened on “The Ultimate Fighter.” The two fighters have despised each other for years and traded insults all throughout their training and time as opposing coaches on the UFC reality show. Rousey holding a grudge and maintaining it after winning further shows how strong her feelings are for Tate.
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