UFC champ Miesha Tate says she NEEDS to avenge her losses to Ronda Rousey -- telling TMZ Sports, "I feel like something would be missing from my career if I didn't fight Ronda again."
Miesha is 0-2 against Rousey -- but that was before Tate beat up Holly Holm and became the champ.
Now, Tate says she'd love a shot at redemption -- but says a possible rematch is "far off" ... and that's IF Ronda ever gets back in the Octagon.
Meantime, Tate is gearing up for a title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9th -- and says she's laser-focused on that fight.
So, who's next? We asked if she'd ever consider fighting Brazilian sensation Cris "Cyborg" Justino -- and Tate told us simply ... BRING IT ON!
Check out the clip -- Tate clearly respects Cyborg ... and says it would be one of the biggest challenges of her career.