Mixed martial artist Miesha Tate says she is intrigued by a potential Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE presidency.
“Well, I wouldn’t say that I’ve supported him,” she told TMZ Sports on Thursday. "I’d say that I maybe like the idea of Republican just for the simple fact that we’ve had two Democratic [terms], you know?”
Tate, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's women’s bantamweight champion, said she admires Trump’s dislike for Ronda Rousey, Tate's bitter rival in mixed martial arts.
“Honestly, we do have one thing in common,” she said. "He’s not a Ronda Rousey fan. He’s said it. He’s tweeted it out before. He’s like, ‘I don’t like her.’
“I’ve never actually spoken to Donald Trump. That’s one thing that he has got going on for him. If I can give him credit where credit is due, that’s it. He’s not a Ronda fan.”
Trump crowed about Rousey’s upset loss to Holly Holm last November, cheering on Holm’s second round knockout of the then-champion.
“Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night,” he tweeted in November. "[Rousey] was soundly beaten – not a nice person."
Holm in January said that she admires Trump’s ability to accomplish his goals before stopping short of endorsing him.
“He seems to get stuff done,” Holm said. "I don’t know who I’m going to vote for yet. I’m still thinking.”
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“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders because he doesn’t take any corporate money,” she said in November. "I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.”
Rousey dismissed Trump last summer, saying she did not take the celebrity billionaire seriously.
“I mean, I wouldn’t vote for him,” she said. "I just really wouldn’t trust the guy with running my country, that’s all. I’m not really going to get into the specifics of it, but, I mean, I don’t really want a reality TV star to be running my country."