Tate: UFC is pushing me around

Miesha Tate still hasn't gotten over losing her shot at Ronda Rousey, and admits she is "very frustrated" with the UFC.

Tate appeared to be in line to face  the UFC women's bantamweight champ following her unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye in July, but on August 21 it was announced that Rousey would be facing Holly Holm instead.

UFC president Dana White initially stated the sqitch was in Tate's best interest, but she clearly doesn't agree.

"I think more things are going to have to be contractually agreed upon, not verbally," Tate told Ground and Pound TV. "That's what happens when you can't come to a verbal trust point. I'm going to have to have things written down from now on."

Tate doesn't have a new fight lined up yet, and denied recent rumours linking her to Amanda Nunes.

"I'm very frustrated with the UFC," she said during the broadcast of Invicta FC 14. "I'm not in a position where I feel like I need to be pushed around and, 'Oh, you take this fight, take that fight.' It makes no sense to me why I'm not the champion and yet I'm fighting all the No. 1 contenders. Amanda Nunes is ranked No. 4 and Holm is ranked No. 8.

"What is wrong with that picture? I'm not the champ and I'm fighting better girls than the champion is fighting and I'm not getting paid what the champion is getting paid. It's the champion's job to fight the best girls in the world. When I'm the champion, we'll talk."

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