Miesha Tate Retires Following Loss And The Sports World Reacts
After losing the UFC women’s bantamweight title, Miesha Tate was hoping to return to prominence in the opening matchup of the UFC 205 main card. Instead, it turns out to be her final fight.
Raquel Pennington (9-5), who was coached by Tate on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, defeated her former mentor in a unanimous decision.
The 30-year-old Tate (18-7) announced her retirement after the bout.
“I’m announcing her retirement tonight, it’s my time,” Tate said. “It’s not my time, I had a lot more to give but I had to pull it out of myself. I love this sport, thank you but this is it for me.”
The former UFC and Strikeforce champion said that it wasn’t “her time” anymore.
The two-time world champion walked out of the octagon for the last time.
Fight fans, fellow fighters, and the sports world was shocked by Tate’s sudden retirement.