Ronda Rousey (red gloves) and Miesha Tate (blue gloves) fight during the UFC women's bantamweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 28, 2013.
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August 4, 2015 8:38 AM EDT

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Miesha Tate says she has what it takes to beat UFC champion Ronda Rousey.

“It’s getting to a point where the [UFC] girls need to step up and prove it’s not a one-woman division, that others are pretty close, or on the same level, or potentially better,” Tate told the Los Angeles Times. “That’s what I see my role in this. I just know I have what it takes and I want to show the world that I can become a world champion.”

Fresh off of her spectacular win over Brazil’s Bethe Correia last weekend, Rousey expressed interest in making 28-year-old Tate her next opponent. Tate, too, welcomed the challenge.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Tate has yet to confirm the fight between her and Rousey is happening but she’s looking forward to it “so I can be the best in the world.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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