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Miesha “Cupcake” Tate Is Here To Knock You Out

The bantamweight UFC star discusses her fight against Cat Zingano, and answers the same 10 questions we always ask everyone.


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You went pretty hard for the first two rounds in your fight against Cat Zingano in Vegas earlier this month. How was that fight for you?
I knew Cat was going to be an incredibly tough fight. It didn’t surprise me that she didn’t go down with that or that she didn’t tap - I was expecting an all-out war, and that’s what we got!



Did you feel the fight was stopped too early?
Yes, I know how I felt inside the cage…I’m pissed to say the least. I’m definitely not happy. Fuck, I still felt like I was in the fight. I don’t feel like for one second that it should have been stopped, I wanted to keep fighting!

AND NOW: THE SAME 10 QUESTIONS WE ALWAYS ASK EVERYONE!

What was the last thing you had to apologize for?
Being a total bitch in my training camp! I did have to apologize for that, because I was! It happens…we have our good days and bad days. But when I have a bad day in training, you don’t want to be anywhere near me…

What’s your favorite curse word?
Probably "shit."

What’s the worst hangover you’ve ever had?
My 21st birthday - I learned a very heavy lesson that day! I just remember leaning over the toilet, projectile, on the wall, and I was like, this is horrible! I really try not to drink like that at all, I’m a couple-of-glasses-of-wine kinda girl. That’s about it, I don’t like to get all crazy.




What was your first car?
A 2002 Kia Rio.

Do you have a scar that tells a story?
Yeah, I have one on my lip. I’m a huge animal person - I was playing with a cat when I was three or four years old, and the cat just swatted me and split my lip open.

Do you have a party trick?
I’m good at observing people. Maybe that’s how I have such good abs, I get to sit and watch everyone else make an idiot out of themselves!

What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
My foot! Not literally.

What’s the one thing to remember in a fist fight?
Knock that bitch out! Just kidding. Keep your chin down and throw as hard as you can.

Who was the last person to see you naked?
Myself in the mirror.

Finish this sentence: If I ruled the world for a day, I would…
Everyone would be eating cupcakes!

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