Miesha Tate looks to learn some defensive strategies from one of the best judokas on the planet.
Tate stated during at the post UFC on Fox 8 scrum Saturday night that she is working on getting 2012 Olympic Gold medalist at 71 kg/156.5 pound Lucie Décosse to help her train some judo to counter champion Ronda Rousey’s.
Décosse started judo at age 6, and won the European championships at 21. She has won three world championships and was a silver meadlist at the 2008 Olympic Games. Decosse is currently ranked #1 in her division.
Many consider her the best judoka to come out of France.
“I am looking forward to learning the (martial) art,” Tate stated. “Another part is to learn judo from a judoka’s perspective. I felt that was the missing link before.”
It will be interesting to see if Décosse’s work with Tate will help her against Rousey.
On a side note, Décosse took up some boxing last month. It will be interesting to see if she learns a thing or two about MMA from Tate.