UFC Veteran Thinks Ronda Rousey Has "Mental Issues," Miesha Tate's Next, Lombard Replaced

- Back during The Ultimate Fighter season featuring Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, Dennis Hallman was brought in as part of Tate's coaching staff. Recently, Hallman did a radio interview where he discussed his conflicts with Rousey and her trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan.

"I do think that Ronda has some sort of mental health issue," Hallman said. "It's either that or she's severely immature. She acts like a 14-year-old boy trapped in a woman's body, always trying to make everything think that she's tough when really she's not sure of herself."

Hallman, who you can hear in the video above talking with Tate from the season of TUF, explained a situation involving Rousey and a member of the reality series' production crew.

"The Ultimate Fighter was having problems with the checks for the assistant coaches, like the money coming in for them. It was like a couple of weeks behind, and Ronda came to complain to Jamie Campione, who is the producer. She came and said, 'Hey Jamie, I'm really pissed off I brought some of the best coaches in the world here to this show, and they're supposed to get paid. Here's three weeks later, and they haven't been paid,'" Hallman said. "That's a legit argument, and Jamie from the UFC, very respectful, and she said, 'Oh my gosh, Ronda. I'm so sorry; it will be taken care of very soon.' Before she could finish her sentence, Ronda interrupted her and said, 'You shut your mouth when I'm talking to you. You don't open your mouth. When I speak to you, you sit there and listen and shut your mouth.' She said that to the producer."

Hallman (53-14-2) last fought in December, competing for the Union of Veterans of Sport. He defeated Aleksey Shapovalov via submission. His last UFC bout came in 2011 when he submitted John Makdessi.

- Miesha Tate's next fight is expected to take place later this year in Japan, as a report on "UFC Tonight" recently stated the former No. 1 contender would meet Rin Nakai. Tate is coming off a victory over Liz Carmouche.

Nakai (16-0-1) is regarded as one of the top female fighters in the world and is also a cult sensation in Japan. Tate (14-5) has been pushing for a bout with either Cat Zingano, Sarah Kaufman or Gina Carano.

- Tyron Woodley will get the chance to avenge a recent loss to Rory MacDonald, agreeing to step in and meet Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night: Macau later this year. Woodley replaces Hector Lombard, who suffered an injury and was forced out.

Woodley (13-3) had his win streak snapped with a decision loss to MacDonald earlier this month, while Kim (19-2-1) is on a four-fight win streak. He defeated John Hathaway earlier this year.


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