Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion weighed in on Ronda Rousey’s fragile state of mind as well as Conor McGregor getting too big for his britches.

At UFC 193, the mixed martial arts (MMA) world sat in disbelief when then-135-pound queenpin Rousey succumbed to a head kick courtesy of Holly Holm, not only ending her dominant reign as champ, but also her aura of invincibility.

However, following that seismic defeat, “Rowdy” confessed she’d actually contemplated suicide, making some wonder whether there were some underlying issues prior to her UFC 193 loss to “The Preacher’s Daughter,” and Tate is one of those who believes that might just be the case.

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“I think Ronda is somewhat emotionally unstable and I think that’s been characteristic for a long time,” Tate said on Sirius XM, per Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting. “Doesn’t mean she fights any worse for it. I’m not knocking her as an athlete but emotionally she’s just got some things that are a little bit strange and I think that that was one of them.”

McGregor’s tussle with the UFC brass apropos his retirement tweet (he’s since recanted that statement), media obligations, and subsequently being bounced from the UFC 200 main event has been well-documented. And “Cupcake” didn’t hold back when she shared her thoughts on the current featherweight titleholder and his then standoff with the Zuffa-owned hierarchy.

“The UFC has gone above and beyond to accommodate him and you’ve got to think about this too: how did Conor McGregor become Conor McGregor? If there was no UFC you wouldn’t know who he was. It’s been a mutual effort on both their parts. The UFC has spent a tremendous amount of money promoting Conor McGregor and he’s made a lot of money – for himself and for them – but it’s teamwork. They’re both working hard to create something great and it has been great but don’t change now Conor. Stay the course. This is what you’ve been doing this is what got you here. Don’t get big headed and now think that you’re above it because I think that’s the downfall.”

Tate is slated to make the first defense of her title against the surging Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. Conversely, McGregor is tapped to rematch Nate Diaz, as of yet, no date has been pencilled in.

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