Retirement Crossed Mind Of Miesha Tate After Loss To Ronda Rousey

Former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate put everything she had into a fight with Ronda Rousey.

In the end, Tate was on the wrong end of a submission loss, dropping the title to Rousey.

After all the glitz and glamour of the high-profile main event fight had passed, Tate was down, as she told in a recent interview.

That was at probably my lowest point of lows. But I had to tell myself that really I still have a lot of love for MMA and I don’t want to walk away from it.

Tate (13-3) returned to the cage to face Julie Kedzie this past August, earning a submission victory. The end result, however, was that she still didn’t feel that sense of excitement she had felt prior to the Rousey contest.

I know what I need to do, and it’s just a matter of doing that and giving myself the time I need to be Miesha for a little bit. I think I’ve put MMA at such a high priority on my list that it burnt me out a little bit.

Tate has won seven of her last eight fight. Four of those wins have come by way of submission, with another a head-kick knockout of Sarah Oriza.

Photo credit: Showtime

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  • bebop

    sounds like she has movie role offers

  • Rowdy Revolution

    Ronda destroyed Miesha physically and mentally. By the time she gets the stones to face Ronda again (if she ever does) Rousey will be even more deadly. It’s sad because i like Miesha but Ronda Rousey is still so far in her head, Miesha, or her team for that matter will NEVER be the same again.

  • Lisa Magnooty

    tate isn’t the same; she’s been running her big mouth about everything lately, none of which has any credence whatsoever! The best thing that could happen to her short of retirement is for her to stick a big cupcake in her mouth and leave it there, unless caraway can find something else to put there! And if “cupcake blowhard” ever faces rousey again, she won’t last past the 1st minute with ronda!

    Maybe the problem with tate now is that kedzie not only blew up 1/2 of her face with that kick, but it appears kedzie’s kick also blew up 1/2 of tate’s brains!

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