Ronda Rousey: Miesha Tate has to convince herself she can beat me

Elias Cepeda

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey says that she's ready to beat the very best possible version of Miesha Tate there has ever been this Saturday at UFC 168. In contrast, "Rowdy" Ronda believes that her opponent only has confidence because Tate underestimates the champion.

"She goes on her interviews and says she's going to finish me in the first round, ‘she has so many holes in her game, blah blah blah,' she tries to talk me down all the time," Rousey said according to a story by Dave Doyle.

"She has to convince herself."

Rousey says that she and her team have conducted her training camp as if Tate will be much improved from their first meeting in March, 2012.

"I believe her when she says she's in the best shape of her life," Rousey claimed.

"I believe her when she says her striking is the best in her life, I believe that she can have a perfect game plan and focused her game plan on my weaknesses and everything possible, everything. I assume she is going to be perfect. I'm prepared for a five-round brawl. What she is hoping for is for me to go out there and for me to make a mistake. I expect a whole lot more from her than she expects from me."

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