She walked on to the high school wrestling mats and overcame a less-than-warm reception from her weary male counterparts. In college, she learned submissions in an MMA club with scant female participants.
It’s been a symbolic athletic career for Tate, who’s become a face of female mixed martial arts as Strikeforce’s 135-pound champion. Ahead of her anticipated title defense against Ronda Rousey on March 3, Tate joins Jack Encarnacao on the Sherdog Radio Network “Rewind” to talk about coming up in male-dominated sports and how she earned her bones.
Don’t miss “The Sitdown” with Miesha Tate, Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on the SRN.