miesha tate

Madison Square Garden was a night to remember for the UFC and its fans but for one it was time to call it an end.

Former UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate shocked the world of mixed martial arts as she has decided to hang up the gloves after over a decade of fighting. Tate (18–7) who fought her former student from the ultimate fighter series 18 Raquel Pennington (9–5) at UFC 205 at the MSG went the distance losing via unanimous decision.

In her post fight interview with Joe Rogan she said “I love you all so much. I’ve been doing this for over a decade. Thank you so much for being here. I love this sport forever. It’s not my time anymore. It’s the future’s time.”

UFC 196 was Miesha Tate’s biggest highlight of her career after defeating Holly Holm for the women’s bantamweight championship back in march of this year. Her title reign didn’t last very long as she lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 in July for her first title defence.

Tate’s career has definitely had its highs and lows from being a pioneer of women’s MMA to the Strikeforce title, to an epic rivalry between her and Ronda Rousey and winning the UFC women’s bantamweight championship belt being the only other woman alongside Rousey to hold the Strikeforce and UFC belts.

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