The UFC came into London this past weekend and former Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate was part of the travelling party. This was her first time making a visit to London and when it comes as a result of being one of the driving forces towards the rise in popularity in women's MMA then all the better.
After a few days of soaking in the London atmosphere it was time for Tate to make an appearance at the o2 arena in Greenwich to answer questions right before the official weigh-in for the following evening. One major question was asked by our very own Mr. Miles Sita, the founder and chief of Acidic Fitness.
In recent years the UFC has seen a surge in female popularity with Ronda Rousey undoudebtly leading the charge between 2012-2015 with Tate playing an important role in the UFC women's revolution. Over in WWE a similar "women's revolution" took place with a crop of female talent coming out of their development system NXT such as Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch just to name a few. For a long time women were not taken seriously and although it took longer for WWE to do so women only headlined a PPV last October.
So, with all that being said, there have also been a number of MMA-Pro Wrestling crossovers in recent history with names such as Ken Shamrock, Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and CM Punk having laced up boots and stepped into an octagon in their careers. Ronda Rousey was involved in an angle involving Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H at WrestleMania 31 and there have been rumours that WWE and Conor McGregor holding conversations about a possible WWE stint or appearance somewhere down the line.