Miesha Tate Retires UFC 205

Miesha Tate Announced Her Retirement At UFC 205

Published On November 14, 2016 | MMA News

Miesha Tate announced her retirement in the octagon at UFC 205 after suffering a decision loss to Raquel Pennington. The 30 year old former champion stated:

“It’s not my time right now, I’ve been doing this for over a decade,” Tate said. “Thank you so much for being here, I love this sport forever but it’s not my time anymore.”

She ends her career with an 18-7 record and reached the peak when she beat Holly Holm for the bantamweight title back in March.

Dana White understands Tate’s decision. At the post fight press conference he said:

“I didn’t see the Miesha Tate thing coming, but you know, it makes sense.”

“Miesha’s been so tough and durable, and not a tough, durable woman, but a tough, durable athlete. She’s been in this for so long, and I could just tell when I talked to her tonight.”

“Her and I had a little bit of a thing tonight,” explained White. “She was refusing to go to the hospital. And I’m like, ‘you’re going to the hospital.’ She’s like, ‘f*ck you, I don’t work for you anymore.’

“So, yeah. I was like, that’s a good point, but you need to go to the hospital. … Then I had to start begging, ‘if you go to the hospital tonight, I’ll get you another job doing something else, and I could be your boss again.’ So, she went, yeah. She has to go.”

“She’s upset and she’s very emotional,” White said. “But I care about Miesha a lot, and I think she’s going to do just fine in her life after fighting.”

Well, this kind of sucks. I always enjoyed watching Miesha at the weigh-ins and on Instagram and on occasion in the cage when it looked like we may get to see a wardrobe malfunction. Now, all of that is taken away and we will have to rely solely on social media to get our fix. I believe she will be back though. Retiring young sounds good, until you realize daytime TV sucks. In honor of her career, enjoy this last selfie as a fighter:

Miesha Tate Retires UFC 205 Selfie

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