According to an Oct. 30 tweet from Miesha Tate, the former UFC bantamweight title contender appears to have opened an epic Twitter feud with TUF 20 contestant Felice Herrig. Unfortunately for fight fans, the two are in different weight classes so there’s no chance in the world that they’ll ever throw down with each other inside the cage. For now, it appears nothing will come of the Twitter feud except entertaining drama for the fans to check out while they are sitting in front of their home computers.
The new-found Twitter drama appears to stem from the long-running “beef” between “Lil’ Bulldog” and Tate’s real-life roommate, 115-pound UFC star Heather Clark. Tate, 28, is clearly on Clark’s side when it comes to the feud between her and Herrig. The former Strikeforce star tweeted to Herrig, calling her fake for the way she handled herself on FOX Sports 1 following a recent episode of TUF 20, where “Lil’ Bulldog” is shown hugging Clark after the two tried to squash a long-running feud.
During a recent episode of TUF 20, Herrig is seen sharing an embrace with Clark after the ladies had a short conversation about their years-old “beef.” Clark, 34, had judged Herrig negatively and said some mean things about her, but she showed class by stepping up to offer an apology and make an attempt to put the past in the past.
Clark told Herrig she had done some soul searching and that she wanted to say sorry for judging her. At first, Herrig appeared to accept the apology. She was shown on national television sharing a warm hug with Clark, which appeared to have squashed their long-running feud.
But minutes after the episode ended, both ladies appeared on FOX Sports 1 to discuss the show with Karyn Bryant, and the drama started up all over again. Herrig told Bryant that she thought Clark’s apology was insincere, even though she had hugged her during the show. Tate thinks Herrig was being fake if she hugged Clark, only to turn around and say she was insincere.
Tate, a four-fight UFC veteran, didn’t like the way Clark was outcast and bullied on TUF 20, so she took to Twitter to defend her honor. Tate thinks Clark is a nice person and that she did nothing wrong to earn negative comments being thrown her way from Herrig.
Tate also tweeted that Herrig was rude to her during a recent Invicta FC event, where the former UFC title contender served as a guest color commentator. Tate and Clark are roommates, so it makes perfect sense why “Cupcake” would step up to defend her honor. Who is right and wrong in the situation? It’s hard to say for sure, but Tate does make some excellent points.
If Herrig truly felt that Clark wasn’t sincere with her apology, she never should have hugged her and smiled. What should fight fans make of the Twitter feud between Tate and Herrig? Not much, because the ladies are in different weight classes. There’s no way Tate and Herrig will ever fight each other.
At this point, the feud is nothing more than catty drama. Fight fans can kick back with popcorn and enjoy the Twitter drama, but they’ll never see Tate and Herrig duke it out in the cage. On a positive note, the Twitter feud is a good way to keep fans buzzing while Tate and Herrig await their next fight announcements.