Miesha Tate Announces Shock Retirement From UFC

The 30-year-old called it a day after her defeat to Raquel Pennington.

Miesha Tate LoadedThe 30-year-old has fought her last fight. Image Picture Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

One of the biggest stars in UFC has announced her retirement from MMA fighting, after Miesha Tate called it a day.

Miesha has earned a reputation as one of the most fearsome fighters in the sport, but has decided to call it a day after being defeated by Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 over the weekend.

She announced retirement after the fight at Madison Square Garden, saying: “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.”

Watch the moment Miesha Tate announced her retirement below:

Miesha ends her career with a 18-7 record. She achieved her biggest success earlier this year, when she beat Holly Holm for the bantamweight title in March.

She also has a famous rivalry with Ronda Rousey, who she lost the Strikeforce title to Rousey back in 2012.

Rousey has also announced plans to retire from fighting, saying that her comeback fight at UFC 207 will be ‘one of her last’.

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