In my opinion, compared to Ronda Rousey's ESPN the Body Issue's artfully nude cover shot, Miesha Tate's famous 'hoochie tootch' photo has--no flavor.
Hoochie, not "Kim Kardashaian" level hoochie, but still hoochie. That's what I say about Miesha Tate's shot of her famous bottom, covered by boy-cut panties and wearing high-heeled boots.
Sports writer @stevecofield tweeted the NSFW famous photo, "Really Miesha? http://bit.ly/Q51rLu RT @LBSports: @MieshaTate calls @RondaRousey a hypocrite for posing nude."
No, Miesha's not naked. But, she is provocative.
It's not likely that I would hang that photo of her on my "Miesha Tate is my idol" fan wall. But I might hang Ronda's smiling face, ESPN cover shot on my "Ronda Rousey Rocks" fan wall.
What's the difference?
Obviously, when women are posing for photographs, they consider who their audience will be. Miesha Tate, in her photo, struck a pose that appeals to men (and women who go for that look too).
Ronda is posing for a general audience. Therefore, her facial expressions and body language are toned down. But, the way some of her other photos are cropped, leaves little to the imagination, lending credence to the "Ronda is a hypocrite" argument.
Is Ronda a hypocrite?
A hypocrite is a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. By that definition, yes, Ronda Rousey is a hypocrite with regard to the subject of shedding her clothes, standing naked before a photographer and having those photos published.
Posing nude is the same thing that her Zuffa family members, UFC Octagon Girls, Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste have done (probably for a lot more money). But let's leave money off the table for now.
Except to mention the tweet Ronda sent that focused on the individual purchasing the magazine for $5 instead of the lump sum Ronda might be offered for displaying her athletic goods. Only an inch or so lower--with a different facial expression and a booty tooch--and Ronda's photos would transform from artfully nude to Playboy-style.
In this Twitter war, from my point of view, Ronda should accept her new status of "hypocrite" because now she's had an experience of being photographed as nude as any of the other women she's criticized.
Just because she hasn't posed "hoochie" yet--doesn't mean that at some future date--like when someone offers her a movie deal--that she won't.
By accept, I mean, don't fight against being called a hypocrite. Pick a new battle.
Twitter War: Tate vs Rousey Round Two
Am I instigating by calling Miesha's pose, hoochie?
Yes, I am.
I loved the Twitter war between Miesha and Ronda. Ronda's current opponent, former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman, can't handle the quick-witted Ronda the same way that Miesha can.
Ronda and Miesha (who is also fighting on August 18th against veteran, Julie Kedzie) capture the attention of fans and the media like no other female fighters have.
I would love to see Strikeforce: Rousey vs Tate 2.
"Our [Ronda] tooch is major, Your hoochie tooch? No flavor! We tooch high, we tooch low, your [Miesha] tooch is too slow."
Adapted from "America's Next Top Model", Brits vs Yanks video called, "Fiercely British - We'll Mash You Up (America's Next Top Model 18: British Invasion)" video
If a Twitter war puts Rousey vs Tate 2 on the Scott Coker / Dana White radar, then I'm happy to fan the flames.
Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman, August 18, live on Showtime
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Cheryl Ragsdale started out boxing and has added kicks and BJJ so she can practice MMA. Currently, she trains with Keith Florian and has trained with UFC Fighter Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts - follow @thatgirlisfunny