Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hottie of the Week: MMA Fighter Miesha Tate

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This week's Hottie of the Week (HOW) is MMA fighter Miesha Tate. Tate is 21 and from Ellinsburg, Washington. This 5'6" hottie has a 2-1 professional record and she is coming off a big win against Elaina Maxwell last month at the Strikeforce show in San Jose. Tate's boyfriend, Bryan Caraway, is also a MMA fighter. 

To view D Wizzle's interview with Caraway, click here -
http://dwizzlesworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/interview-with-elitexc-fighter-bryan_21.html

Hey Miesha, how's it going today? Congratulations on your  win over Elaina Maxwell at Strikeforce!

Thanks, it was a big win for me!
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Would you like a rematch with Kaitlin Young one day since she gave you your first and only loss in your career?

Yes, I would because I feel like I learned a lot from that loss. I've developed a much better and more aggressive style of fighting, and I believe I would win a rematch!
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You were on the boys wrestling team in high school. How did that come about?

My best friend Sharon and I decided to join the wrestling team together, because we both love sports. I just don't like basketball.  We decided to wrestle since there was no other sports offered during that season and we both grew to love wrestling immensely.

Is that how you met your boyfriend, Bryan Caraway?

I actually met him at college. He and Tommy Truex started a basic jui-jitsu club, and I decided to try it out and thought it was way cool, I was encouraged by the guys to commute with them to Yakima and train more seriously up there.
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Is he the reason you got into MMA?

Well pretty much... yea,  he is the reason besides me  having a wrestling background.  If he hadn't started that club, I wouldn't be where I am today that's for sure.
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Where do you train at and who are some of your trainers and training partners?

I originally trained out of Yakima MMA under Rich Guerin,  and that's where I learned all of my basics and most of what I know today, but I now train out of Victory Athletics with Dennis Hallman and it's a great gym!
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Were you more nervous for your fight with Maxwell or Bryan's fight?

Probably more nervous for his fight... not because I doubt his ability in any way, but because I know how much he despises losing,  and that's a risk we all take when we get in the cage.

How do you think you would do against Gina Carano?
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At this point in my career, I don't think I'd really consider fighting her, but I do have the potential to beat her especially because I don't think she's really had anyone challange her on the ground, which is exactly what I would do!
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Who are some of your favorite fighters to watch?

Obviously,  my boyfriend Bryan is my number one because he is so talented, a good person, and he helps me a lot with my fight career, but I also like GSP because he's an amazing athlete and he's not cocky. I also like Shayna Baszler because she's a total badass!

What are some of the things you like to do when you are not training?

I like to watch a lot of movies. I also like camping and anything that has to do with the water!
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Is there any opponent that you would like to fight next?

I'd like to fight Liz Posener because she was my first amateur fight and my only amateur loss.
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What part of your game do you think you need to work on the most?

Well, I'm not afraid to stand but that's probably where I need the most work!
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What weight class do you prefer to fight in? Is it hard for you to cut weight down to 145? It looks like you weigh a lot less than 145 to me.

I walk around at about 145,  and I prefer to fight at 135 because I'm used to cutting weight and that is a comfortable cut for me.
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Who would win in a fight between you and Bryan in the cage?

(Laughs) Well, he would probably let me beat up on him  for a while and work my game a little, and then at the end, he'd kick my butt and probably sub me out in like two seconds!! (laughs)
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How come you don't have a nickname yet? We need to get you one.

Well the nickname I came out to was "TakeDown" Tate, but who knows about that one! I guess I do need a real nickname because no one's givin me one that's stuck yet!
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Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. I can't wait to see you fight again. Do you have any final words for the fans out there?

Just a big thank you for all the support and I can't wait to fight again!

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great interview and Miesha is definitely a hottie! Can't wait to see Miesha fight again! That would be cool to see her fight Gina.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to sound like a male groupie but she is FINE. She seems perfect - a girl who can kick ass and is hot.

Anonymous said...

She doesnt want to fight Gina though. She said so herself. She has to beat kaitlin young first in a rematch in order to even get to Gina.

Fight Chick said...

I am glad female mma fighters are getting the respect and pub that they are very deserving of. Women like Meisha and Gina are not just first class fighters but first class human beings and role models to the young women and kids out there.

Anonymous said...

This chick can submit me, get me on top, chok me out , its all good meisha!!!

Anonymous said...

she can beat me up in bed anytime... Derek D of the Bay.

Anonymous said...

she looks great in her cage outfit and in her normal day clothes and outfits. A true beauty thats for sure. Yum is the word

Anonymous said...

I never heard of her but now i have. good interview with her and Caraway too.

Chute Box said...

I have a suggestion for the next hottie of the week - Cristine Cyborg!!! Now that's a real woman!!

Anonymous said...

Taketown Tate is super cute!

Anonymous said...

Nice interview. Even nicer pictures ... I don't think hot girls like this should be allowed to get in the ring and get hurt. How would her boyfriend like it if she got her arm broken or cracked in the head? Sorry if I sound sexist

Anonymous said...

Tates Great!

Anonymous said...

she is super cute!!! Nice find.

Anonymous said...

nice assets! :)

Anonymous said...

I never knew she was so hot!! Meisha needs to get more experince before she can take on Gina and the other big names. We didn't have no girls on the wrestling team where I'm from lol. They would be sexually harassed don't cha think>?

digbick said...

I wanna get in her guard.

Anonymous said...

wow she is very attractive and young and hot. I can't believe she wants to get that pretty face smashed! be careful babe!

Anonymous said...

She's a class act. Down to earth kid. The "girl next door" type.
She has a hometown debut at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma Wa on Novemeber 29th 2008. She is outta Ellensberg from college but was born and raised in Tacoma WA.
Attended Franklin Pierce High. Yes, she experianced a lot of grief being on the boys team but she was determined not to give up and by her senior year she had won the respect of teammates and also the State Champ Title 2005!!
Go Take Down Tate!!
A Fan from T Town

Anonymous said...

She also suffered a broken leg by a boy on her team in JR year. He just couldn't let her win so some crap took place, I hear......she didn't sue his parents, she didn't make enemies with him, she just healed and continued to wrestle.
She and her family agreed there would be tough times for a girl attempting to compete against guys. She was strong. Took the crap. The school never even acknowledged what had happened and even harrassed her for missing 5 days in a row after the injury. Talk about disheartening treatment. When the guys were injured no one treated them like that....still she never gave up and never gave in. Truely a class act
T Town Fan

Anonymous said...

wow she sounds like a tough girl. what a babe!!!! they didn't have any hot girls on wrestling teams in high school when i was in high school but i see more girls doing it now and it is more accepting.

Anonymous said...

she does sound like a class act and a hottie at that. Maxim should have put her on instead of Gina Carano. Carano's body is too big for Maxim and Mieha looks like a woman not a beast like the others.

Anonymous said...

my baby won again!!!

John said...

what a knockout! I think I will start watching mma now if they have hot babes like this fighting.

Anonymous said...

she is super cute wow

tagg said...

hey hey MIESHA! WOW, looks like your dedication is paying off! Gonna be a main card on SHOWTIME MMA on May 15th 2009.....u go!
Win or lose....you are doing great. good luck

Anonymous said...

sarah kaufman is going to get a beatdown!!!

Anonymous said...

Best fight I've ever seen from 2 female mma. WOW, what a match up! Very good. they stole the whole evening from the guys.
we need to make the other mma girls step it up to this level. these 2 are the best

Anonymous said...

hey hi again
Miesha is fighting on Oct 3 2009 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma wa.
She is climbing the ladder fast so if you wanna see her live before her stardom hits all the way you better go now. You won't see her in any of these "no name" fights again. Soem real fight talent for less $$. go check her out

Anonymous said...

just had the displeasure of meeting Meisha tate. It was at a public location and I happened to notice her. we talked to her a few secinds and wanted a pix with me and my boy next ta meisha but
some agghole came and takes over, like as if we want to talk to him rather. We got the picture but hes in it and i didnt no who he was til we looked on the web. hes brian carway, what an egg head. he ruined are picture. it isnt every day ypu meet someone important and it was special but he ruined it. i dont like him at all. he was acti ng like we should no him. duh. well we do now and hes stupid.so is she. treet your fans better meisha.

Anonymous said...

Dag, nigga... Why you ain't be showing any pictures of that big old white ass she be having? I be likin' dat azzzzzz