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Miesha Tate Doesn't Need Surgery

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When Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate lost her Strikeforce title to Ronda Rousey earlier this month, it looked like she might've lost her arm as well.

Rousey, a judo Olympian who specializes in the armbar, put Tate down the same way that she has all of her previous mixed martial arts opponents: with a first-round armbar. With pride on the line in what had built up to be a heated grudge match, Tate was unwilling to tap even after it was clear her arm was useless, prompting Rousey to bend it even further backward at the elbow.

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Though her arm appeared sufficiently mangled on fight night, it appears much of the damage Tate incurred was superficial. She revealed through her Twitter account a few days ago that her doctor doesn't think she'll need surgery on her arm at this point.

Looks like no surgery!! Dr was impressed w progress so far! :)

Tate and Rousey did battle on March 3, meaning it's been almost two weeks to the day since the former champion did her best Stretch Armstrong impression. Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey took place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

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