"I think Ronda is somewhat emotionally unstable and I think that's been characteristic for a long time," Tate said.
"Doesn't mean she fights any worse for it. I'm not knocking her as an athlete but emotionally she's just got some things that are a little bit strange and I think that that was one of them."
Tate says the incident brought her even closer with VanZant -- despite the fact Tate says she would've handled the encounter in a much different way.
"This is why I feel like I identify with Paige more. She's so kind and when this whole thing happened she was like, 'We're emotional beings and hopefully I can make it right with Ronda,' and she's still such a sweetheart but I'm not that way."
"When Ronda does things like that to me I'm just like, 'No, eff you.' I'm not gonna bow down and not say how I feel."