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Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017

Miesha Tate is “Really Happy in The Retirement”, Not Tempted to Fight Again at 145

Miesha Tate (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Miesha Tate’s surprising retirement last year, the former bantamweight champ sounds pretty happy about her decision, even though the UFC’s introduced a women’s 145 division.

Tate announced she was hanging up the gloves after she lost via decision to Raquel Pennington last November. The defeat followed Tate’s loss to Amanda Nunes in July.

This Saturday Holly Holm, who Tate choked out to become the 135 champ, will fight Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural, women’s 145 title. Tate recently spoke with MMA Junkie, and when asked if the new division has her thinking about a return, she stated this:

“I’m really happy in the retirement, honestly,” Tate said. “I’ve just been really enjoying myself and figuring out a little bit more about who I am beyond Miesha the fighter. It’s been a very interesting process, so I’m really enjoying that. I don’t have any plans to come back, or even any desire to.

“So unless that drastically changes, I don’t see myself going back in there. It’s an all-or-none sport. It’s got to be 110 percent, or not at all for me…”

The 30 year-old Tate retired with a pro record of 18-5.

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