Miesha Tate Called Out Ronda Rousey For Nude ESPN ‘The Body’ Shoot; Poses Herself


March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ronda Rousey punches Miesha Tate during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

It was just a year ago that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey posed “artistically nude” for ESPN the Magazine’s “The Body” issue. When Rousey made the decision to appear in the magazine, she was met with some criticism from fellow female fighters — specifically Miesha Tate.

So the decision for Tate to pose in this year’s issue of the magazine seems a bit curious.

Of course, she is likely just trying to capitalize on the attention she will receive from the head coaching gig on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter against Rousey and title shot later this year, so she may have forgotten the criticism she directed at Rousey just one year ago.

All this really does is leave some additional ammunition for Rousey to use for their feud leading up to their fight for Rousey’s UFC women’s bantamweight title.

While the hypocrisy and criticism will always surface for females that choose to pose for the ESPN Body Issue, we have a feeling that ESPN’s target demographic for the issue is not complaining one bit.

Tags: Miesha Tate Ronda Rousey UFC

  • CherryWine

    Ronda has zero ammo to use against Miesha because Miesha’s not being hypocritical. She never expressed having a problem with Ronda posing artistically nude. Her problem with Ronda was that she talked negatively about girls who have absolutely nothing to do with what goes on inside the cage and therefore should not have been a target of her trash talk. Futhermore the ring girls are sex symbols. Their just doing a job. Then Ronda poses “artistically nude” ( if thats what you want to call it) revealing much more than the ring girls who wear two piece ensambles. That made her the hypocrite, not Miesha.