Ex-TUF Contestant: I Hate B**** Miesha Tate and She Is Secretly in Love with Me

John Heinis@HeinisHardNewsSenior Analyst IOctober 15, 2013

April 13, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Miesha Tate prepares to face Cat Zingano during the TUF 17 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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If you aren't familiar with female bantamweight fighter Tonya Evinger right now, you will be after checking out her latest comments about top contender Miesha Tate

"Triple Threat" went on a hate-filled rant against Tate during an appearance on Pro MMA Now Radio yesterday, with MMA Mania providing a transcription of the juiciest snippets.  

Miesha and I know each other real well. I hate the b*tch and she is secretly in love with me. I can tell just the way she looks at me and all that s**t. She can't leave me alone, you know what I mean? I know she has a big crush, but we're never getting together. I'm not into her, you know? She's disgusting. No, I don't know. I don't care what she says. She's got her nose in everyone's business, so I think it's f*cked up to say since I hadn't even fought yet. It's already dropping her little seed in Dana's ear. I'm going to knee her in the c**ter for that one, you know what I mean? I'm going to knee her or something really hot. I'm going to go crazy. I've been wanting to fight her for a long time. That would be a great fight. She's friends with one of my exes, so apparently she knows every single thing about me. But she knows everything about everyone else in the sport, so Miesha digs her own grave everywhere. I have always not liked her and I'll continue to not like her, so she can say whatever she wants.

Strong words from a fighter who was submitted in an elimination fight to make it into The Ultimate Fighter house for season 18. 

Tate is of course one of the head coaches this season and, coincidentally, Evinger lost to Raquel Pennington, a member of Team Tate who has made the show's semifinals after an epic battle with Jessamyn Duke in the quarterfinals. 

Evinger has an 11-6 professional record and has competed in MMA since mid-2006, with her losses coming to top-tier competition such as Gina Carano, Alexis Davis (twice) and Sara McMann. 

She currently boasts a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Carina Damm last November. 

As for Tate, despite being just 1-2 in her past three bouts, "Cupcake" will get her rematch with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 168 on December 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Should Evinger make her way inside the Octagon next year, is there any set of circumstances that would make a grudge match with Tate the logical fight to make?

 Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.