Miesha Tate decided to end her career at UFC 205. A heartbreaking loss to Raquel Pennington led the former bantamweight champion to believe her best moments were behind her.
“It’s not my time right now, I’ve been doing this for over a decade. Thank you so much for being here, I love this sport forever but it’s not my time anymore.”
At 30 years old, Miesha is still very young for the sport but has decided to end her career now. Sehe retires with a record of 18-7.
Tate is known for her grappling ability. She was a wrestler while attending Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Washington and won a state championship during her senior year in 2005.
She began her professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career in 2007, and won the bantamweight championship of the Freestyle Cage Fighting promotion in 2009.
Tate gained increased recognition in 2011, when she won the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship. She has also won a silver medal in the FILA Grappling Championships