Ronda Rousey Responds to Miesha Tate's Boyfriend's Threat, Says She Can Beat Him

Jordy McElroy@https://twitter.com/JordyMcElroyCorrespondent IMarch 7, 2012

Ronda Rousey Esther Lin/AOL
Ronda Rousey Esther Lin/AOL

Miesha Tate's boyfriend Bryan Caraway recently took to Twitter and threatened Ronda Rousey, but even though she's being called out by a man, the new Strikeforce women's bantamweight champ isn't backing down.

In an interview with Ariel Helwani on "The MMA Hour," Rousey didn't pull any punches in her response to the tweets.

"Of course I can [beat him]. Who is he? You would have never heard of him if it wasn't for Miesha. He's just some dude. He's not even a legit fighter. He is just some random guy that likes fighting, but it won't be approved by any athletic commission out there. People don't want to see a guy and a girl beating each other on TV."

The dramatic ending of Rousey and Tate's championship bout at "Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey" still has the MMA world buzzing.

After securing a takedown in the first round, Rousey locked up an armbar to finish the fight.

Even though she had nowhere to escape, Tate refused to tap and tried to ride out the submission. Her warrior-like mentality had dire consequences as Rousey's continued wrenching put her arm through one of the most grotesque contortion acts ever seen in MMA.

After undergoing X-Rays after the fight, Tate revealed on Sunday that her arm wasn't broken, but luckily, the referee stepped in when he did to avoid further ligament and tendon damage.

In her post-fight interview with Mauro Ranallo, Rousey wasn't the least bit remorseful about damaging Tate's arm.

"She's good, she's legit. But I don't feel bad about [hurting her arm]."

Outraged by Rousey's antics, Caraway took to Twitter immediately following the bout to call out the "Rowdy" one in several heated tweets.

@colbub and if she wants to challenge a man I'll knock her teeth dwn her throat the break her arm!

@n3rdgazmcom@mieshatate proud of what?? She gonna talk smack she needs to know her place

@PADDYKILLZ@cmpunk@frontrowbrian oh I dnt hit Women! But she not a women. She gonna act like a dude she can deal w the consequences.

After being berated by media and fans, Caraway immediately apologized for his comments and chalked them up to a misunderstanding.

"I feel like most misunderstood what I meant earlier, Ronda called me out & I would never ever hurt a woman, but girls shouldn't call out men"

@QReno @jennifer_swift @danawhite I apologize to any1 and every1 who clearly misunderstood me.


Jordy McElroy is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA. You can follow him on Twitter @JordyMcElroy for breaking news, updates and an occasional laugh here and there.


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