The bantamweight champ appeared on JRE on Thursday, and during the show, Tate relayed a story VanZant told her about Rousey. According to PVZ, via Tate, Rousey approached her at a shoot for Reebok, and it wasn’t to say ‘hi’ (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I guess Ronda came later that day and sought her out and just cussed her out. Like, they had never really had a conversation either. [Paige] was like, ‘I don’t know Ronda other than hi/bye. That’s it.’ I guess Ronda came up and was like, ‘f*ck you, you fair-weather b*tch! How dare you cross me? Blah, blah, blah.’ She was like, ‘cross you? What are you talking about?’ And [Ronda] was like, ‘you congratulated Holly Holm for beating me, so f*ck you, you f*cking fair-weather 115-pound…’ Just went off on Paige. Paige came and told me and I was like, honey, welcome to my world…”
Now, since it’s no secret that Tate and Rousey aren’t besties, it’s fair to be sceptical about the story. But, in a follow up report from TMZ, VanZant backed up what Tate said. “12 Gauge” also added:
“It appears that I offended Ronda by congratulating Holly after her victory. The incident was very shocking and totally unnecessary.”
There you go. Chances are, however, that Rousey either has a different take on what happened, or has her own side of the story, as to why she lost it on PVZ.
All the drama aside, Tate is the only one of the three who has a bout booked, as she’ll face Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9th. It still remains to be seen when Rousey will fight again, while Van Zant has been crushing it on “Dancing With The Stars” (or so I’ve heard…). As a result, it’s not clear when PVZ will fight next either.