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August 1, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate

Scott (MI)

Ronda, Any wardrobe revisions this time around?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:04 PM)

Keep it classy San Diego.

Ronda Rousey
  (2:05 PM)

I just want to wear the same outfit from the Sarah Kaufman fight which is what I asked for the last time. Guess I have to go get it myself.

M Cervantes Huntington Park Ca. [via mobile]

By wanting to fight you only at 145 lbs. Do you think cyborg is ducking you?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:06 PM)

Yes. I do think she does and asking to be released from the UFC is an example of that as well.

Roy (Oklahoma)

Which do you enjoy more, a chokeout, a submission or a KO?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:06 PM)

I enjoy winning. A boring submission isn't as good as a KO. It depends on the situation.

Merle (Colorado)

Ronda since you have beaten Tate before, will this even last one round? You got some serious talent.

Ronda Rousey
  (2:08 PM)

I prepare for five round brawls and aim for first round flawless finishes. Hopefully the fight follows my aim over my preparation.

Randy (Tha Dimas)

What is ur favorite sports team.......go

Ronda Rousey
  (2:08 PM)

I'm not really a team sports person but my dad always really loved the Chargers.

Ronda Rousey
  (2:09 PM)

I love going to Dodgers games though, but I couldn't tell you anything about how they did last season. Baseball games always are a good environment.

Ty (Miami)

How do you think you personally can help grow women's MMA?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:10 PM)

I'm doing everything that I can right now. Retaining my belt helps as well as getting a crossover audience. It also helps when you have fights that people want to watch.

Dee (Silver (Toronto))

How long will you be away filming the movie?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:10 PM)

Eight weeks

Scott (Raleigh)

Fighting at 135, are you more like Floyd Mayweather, who walks around 5 or 10 pounds over fight weight, or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who walks around anywhere from 15-40 lbs over fight weight?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:12 PM)

I'm usually around 10 pounds over. In Maxim I was a bigger than usual and ESPN The Mag I was a little smaller than usual. So I'm somewhere between those two.

Sam (Cleveland)

Other than Judo/MMA, what sport would you have liked to compete in professionally?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:12 PM)

Boxing or tennis.

joe (pittsburgh)

what is your pre-fight routine?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:13 PM)

The second I walk into the warmup room, I take a nap. My coach wakes me up when its time to wrap hands, then I go out and handle my business.

Sam (Cleveland)

You vs. DJ (Mighty Mouse) at 135 lbs. Who wins?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:14 PM)

I don't want to start any trouble by answering this question. But on a good day I think I can beat Cain Velasquez. I'm pretty sure of myself like that.

Erin (DC)

You're intense in the cage and you like to kick butt....so how do you unwind?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:14 PM)

I go to the beach. I like surfing and skin boarding and just being by the ocean.

Roy (Oklahoma)

What does it feel like to choke someone out?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:15 PM)

It feels the same as trying to choke somebody out. The problem is knowing if you've actually choked them out or not.

Scott (Raleigh)

Ladies, congratulations on vaulting female fighters into the forefront of MMA attractions. 2 questions; 1) Is the animosity between you two real, and how did it start? 2) Miesha; taking that many knees in your last fight; no worries about being all healed up for December, and how will you deal with Ronda differently the second time around?

Ronda Rousey
  (2:16 PM)

Yes, it's real. It started by her saying that I didn't deserve to fight for the title.

Ronda Rousey
  (2:17 PM)

Thanks everyone for taking the time to submit questions. Thanks for all the support.

Buzzmaster
  (2:18 PM)

Hey guys, we have Miesha up next. Start sending in your questions.

Roy (Oklahoma)

Miesha, Ronda is known for her armbar ... What's the one hold/move you'd consider your signature?

Miesha Tate
  (2:20 PM)

I think I'm a really well rounded fighter, so I'd say I have many moves.

Tim (TX)

Are there any other subs that you are particularly good at or enjoy finishing?

Miesha Tate
  (2:22 PM)

I enjoy any finish that makes fighters tap out. I do enjoy the arm triangle though.

Mike (Michigan)

Miesha, big fan. Does Ronda talking bad about your bf serve as a motivating factor?

Miesha Tate
  (2:23 PM)

It would be that much more satisfying when I beat her in December. But I don't want my dislike for Ronda to be my motivation. Winning the UFC belt is.

Tim (TX)

Ronda believes that the feud started by you saying she didn't deserve to fight for the title. You say it started when she...what?

Miesha Tate
  (2:24 PM)

Well before that. It started when she did an interview early on, I think she was 2-0, and she said that she was going to drop down to 135 and slap that title out of my hands. I found that to be disrespectful. She also said some other things that I found to be disrespectful.

Sam (Cleveland)

Would you rather KO Ronda or tap her out with an armbar?

Miesha Tate
  (2:25 PM)

LOL. As ironic as it would be to finish her with her own move, I think I would enjoy knocking her out more.

Dee (Silver (Toronto))

In the TUF promo we saw you show a picture to Ronda, what did you show her, or are you going to say we need to tune in lol...

Miesha Tate
  (2:26 PM)

You know the answer to that. You'll have to wait and see.

Miesha Tate
  (2:26 PM)

That happened at the very end of the season and it had to do with Ronda's behavior throughout the season.

mike (vegas)

How would a single guy like me have a chance to ask you out on a date...You are so beautiful and tough, very intimidating.

Miesha Tate
  (2:27 PM)

PS...not through the internet.

Tim (TX)

Is it fair to say that this is the cat fight of all cat fights?

Miesha Tate
  (2:29 PM)

I like to think it's a little more than cat fight. This is the biggest fight in women's MMA history.

John (LA)

How awesome would it be if you and Rhonda roomed together like Cagney and Lacey after this fight is over...sort of like an odd couple arrangement? Ronda would be the messy one, of course.

Miesha Tate
  (2:29 PM)

That would not be awesome at all. LOL. We would have epic fights everyday.

Darren (Ponoka, AB)

Just wondering what your thoughts are (both of you) on Sara McMann? It seems like she's being positioned as the next big thing in your division, Olympic background, undefeated...if she gets by Sarah Kaufman is she next on the horizon?

Miesha Tate
  (2:30 PM)

She's awesome!

Miesha Tate
  (2:31 PM)

Thank you guys for being fans. I enjoyed the chat.