Following her loss last night at UFC 205 to Raquel Pennington in New York City, Miesha Tate is calling it a career. This brings a close to a tumultuous career for Tate. From realizing her dream and winning the UFC women’s bantamweight title when she defeated Holly Holm early this year to losing it by devastating first-round knockout at the hands of Amanda Nunes shortly after, Tate has seen it all.
“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.”
At 30, Tate finishes her career with an 18-7 record and reached the pinnacle of her career by defeating Holm for the bantamweight title in March. She will be notably remembered for her rivalry with Ronda Rousey that started in Strikeforce and carried over to the UFC.