- By this point, it's no secret that there's no love lost between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. The two have kept their rivalry going since they first fought in March of 2012. Their feud gained more heat during a coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter and is at a fever pitch ahead of their fight tomorrow night. So, it came as an unwelcome surprise when Rousey learned that Tate had been placed in the hotel room next to hers for fight week.
In a recent interview on SportsCenter, Rousey related the details of the story.
"Here's a small hint of what (our relationship is) like. We discovered last night that they actually put Miesha in the room right next door to me," explained the champ. "I didn't see her, but my coach passed her boyfriend on the way out and, thankfully, Mr. Caraway was hiding behind a baby so my coach wasn't able to do anything. Later that night, we heard vacuums going on at 2 a.m. and I'm pretty sure they ran out and changed rooms."
Though Rousey considered using the opportunity to play some mind games with her opponent, she didn't have the time to implement any before she and her camp relocated.
"I was thinking about throwing furniture at the wall, but I was like, 'Ah, I got some stuff to do.' So, before I actually thought of terrorizing them next door, they moved," she said.
Rousey and Tate will meet in the co-main event of UFC 168 tomorrow night in Las Vegas. Don't forget to check back on WrestlingInc.com for our live, round-by-round coverage of the fight.
- At 38-years-old and widely considered to be the greatest competitor that MMA has ever seen, Anderson Silva is much closer to the end of his career than the start. The enigmatic champion has toyed with the idea of retiring several times throughout his career. Ahead of his rematch with Chris Weidman, things are no different. Silva recently spoke with Ariel Helwani for MMAFighting and - if Silva's dicey English reflected what he's truly thinking - he indicated that he may be walking away from the sport for good, whether or not he wins his title back this Saturday.
When asked if his fight at UFC 168 would be his last, Silva replied, "Maybe, maybe." He went on to say, "We're always close to stopping. We're always close to calling it quits. I don't know. I have a great, great chance for stopping the fight[ing]."
Also as usual, what Silva will actually do won't be determined until he actually does it. He's talked retirement so often throughout his career that we won't know if he's actually hanging it up until it's over.
- All fighters but one made weight for tomorrow's UFC 168 fight card; you can check out the full weigh in results below and don't forget to check back on WrestlingInc.com tomorrow for our live, ongoing coverage of the event.
- Chris Weidman (184) vs. Anderson Silva (185) – for UFC middleweight title
- Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Miesha Tate (135) – for women's bantamweight title
- Josh Barnett (252) vs. Travis Browne (242)
- Fabricio Camoes (156) vs. Jim Miller (156)
- Diego Brandao (153)* vs. Dustin Poirier (146)
- Uriah Hall (185) vs. Chris Leben (185.5)
- Michael Johnson (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (156)
- Manny Gamburyan (146) vs. Dennis Siver (145)
- Siyar Bahadurzada (171) vs. John Howard (171)
- William Macario (171) vs. Bobby Voelker (171)
- Estevan Payan (145) vs. Robert Peralta (145.5)
* Brandao missed weight by seven pounds.