Yeah it’s gotten that bad, Miesha Tate takes to Twitter to ask for sponsorships

The life of a professional fighter isn’t easy. Sure, the Anderson Silvas of the world make the long dough and have major sponsorships like Burger King coming out of their asses. But most fighters struggle just like the rest of us, and double down on that for women fighters.

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate knows a thing or two about struggle. In 2011 she fought only once. This year, she’ll fight twice. In March, when she lost to Ronda Rousey, she earned only $19,000…as the champion. Of course that figure is strictly for her contracted salary. There may very well be other monetary incentives tucked into her deal, but considering its Strikeforce we’re talking about here, those incentives are probably nothing better than a 2 for 1 at the local Waffle House.

Certainly Tate earns money doing other things. She’s a hot chick, and a hot chick should never want for work, as is decreed in the Bible. She’s done magazine spreads, seminars, autograph signings, etc. But her bread and butter – fighting – just isn’t paying. And fighting for an organization that everyone knows is a sinking ship just isn’t attracting the sponsors. Tate recently took to Twitter in a plea for someone who owns something to throw some ends her way.

“Hey if any1 wants to potentially sponsor me for my upcoming bout Aug 18th hit up @BryanCaraway pls.”

To my ignorant ass, it’s incomprehensible how everyone doesn’t want to have their name plastered across her marvelous body – return on the investment be damned, but that is why I will always be rather average.

Here’s to hoping someone answers the call for help. Women fighters don’t get nearly the respect they deserve. They’re professionals, not to be objectified by misogynistic pigs. But if no one answers that call, I hear nude mud wrestling pays some righteous bucks.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I can’t imagine how her incredible management could leave her wanting for sponsors. Boggles the mind.

    Surely Tito hasn’t dropped her already?

  • Bill Smallwood

    Cyborg lives in a apt. complex in San Diego that I used to live in when I was up & coming as a fighter. It really is disgusting. I’m not even seen anywhere, but I do know I pull some decent. All I can say is…as a fighter. you better know how to market your ass. Facebook, twitter, know the matchmaker & the financier backing his ass. Yes most matchmakers will act like they own the organization but they are all talk. However most of the deals you can negotiate. I challenge all fighters to know SEO it is Search Engine Optimization. It will be the way tags are seen & promoted w/ the fight videos & relative searches & what the “spiders” pick up when they search for ya. Seriously you can kick ass all day or have the best product or song, but if you are spreading that ass whooping over 12 views who gives a shit. Kimbo Slice could really never fight, but he had a Porno website doing all of his ass whoopings in a back yard & he is still one of the highest paid MMA fighters making 400,000 a fight.seriously its public knowledge.

  • voice of reason

    ^2 losses and u pull good money? not dissing but your pr must be amazing… even though i’ve never heard of you

    there should defo be some sort of loan/support system for rising stars/stars who can’t get money…like how poor but good athletes in other sports have scholarships etc. the same thing should exist for mma

    someone like tate shouldn’t have to do this. either she spent too much money, or her management is shit at getting sponsors

  • Letibleu

    Adj. 1. misogynistic – hating women in particular

    seemed like a complicated word for some of the viewership

  • Reverend Clint

    i like miso gynist… sounds like asian soup

  • voice of reason

    who is misogynistic? the fans?

  • Symbul

    Miesha Tate’s short shorts – brought to you by Ryan Harkness.

  • Reverend Clint

    im sure jersey shore can use another snookie.

  • SHORT_BUS

    If she really wants to rake in the sponsor money and attention she should just “leak” a tape of herself riding cock and getting hot loads of rape nectar sprayed all over her face.

    Phase 1: leak sex tape
    Phase 2: ?
    Phase 3: Profit

    Quite simple if you ask me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1bMlkxywNo TommyRoshan

    Seos Truth Check right now

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