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Miesha Tate fights for respect

Originally Published: March 2, 2012
By Beau Dure

Mixed martial artist Miesha Tate believes she has paid her dues in the sport. She also believes her experience warrants a certain amount of respect, and her opponent in Saturday's Strikeforce bantamweight title bout isn't showing enough of it.

"I just feel that, all in all, she's not a good representation for our sport," Tate said. "She knows how to sell a fight, and that's fine and dandy. I feel our skills should come before anything else."

Tate is referring to Ronda Rousey, ...

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