A couple of UFC pioneers don’t seem to be too impressed with the promotion’s biggest star today. 50-year-old brawler Tank Abbott recently weighed in on Ronda Rousey, and even challenged her to a handicap match.
“She’s a girl! It’s all about this emotional stuff,” Abbott said on his podcast. “I don’t care. I will fight any woman on this Earth for free. She will have to make me a sandwich. That’s what I get for winning.”
“I am going to put it out there. To any female, I will fight you. I won’t even train,” Tank said. “If I win — which is going to happen, and you’re going to get bashed up good — you have to make me sandwich. If you win, I’ll give you $100,000.”
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“I might extend this invitation to 2-on-1. That would be awesome,” he said. “100,000 to any two bitches that want to fight me. All you have to put up, is to make me a sandwich and fold my socks… You better come up with a safe word right now”
While Rousey rightfully hasn’t responded to these remarks, fellow UFC pioneer Don Frye weighed in on the situation during a recent appearance with Submission Radio.
“I love it,” Frye laughs as he reacts to Tank’s statements. “I think Tank stole that from me about making a sandwich. I think I said that. I think that’s great.”
“I’m sorry Ronda, but I saw an interview with you where you were saying that you’re the ‘Bantamweight champion of the world’ and the UFC doesn’t distinguish between men and women. But I’m sorry to hurt your little female delusional brain but you are the Bantamweight ‘female’ fighter. You have no chance of beating a male fighter.”
“So you do belong in the kitchen making a sandwich if that’s your thought,” Frye said. “Otherwise, you are the greatest female fighter on the planet. That’s, the bottom line is ‘female’.”
Abbott last fought in 2013, and has been finished on 12 of his last 16 bouts dating back to a 1996 submission loss to Frye.
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