The former UFC champ gets ready to reign supreme once more
After almost five years away from the octagon raising babies and enjoying family time, Miesha Tate came out of retirement with a bang at UFC Vegas 31 in a dominant performance against Marion Reneau. Tate won the crowd and the battle by TKO in the third round displaying her superior grappling and wrestling skills throughout the match.
At the post-fight press conference the former UFC champ said about her comeback: “It was like riding a bike. I got a little emotional on the walkout, about halfway through, I almost felt like I was going to cry tears of joy. I couldn’t believe I was back.”
Tate is a woman on a mission and she has set her eyes on the ultimate prize – becoming UFC champion once again. After her triumph, the athlete will be meeting with her management team to start planning for future fights. One possibility is going against former champion Holly Holm, who expressed interest on a rematch after losing to Tate back in 2016.
“I’m just going to do what’s right for me,” Tate said. “This is the first time I can say in my life that I’m the CEO. There is nobody else making decisions. Everybody that’s around me is here to support what I want, my dreams and my goals. So if it feels right, we’ll do it but I’m not in a rush. When I do fight for the title, whoever that may be, it will be the right time and we’ll make sure that we’re ready. We’re not going to rush anything but we won’t miss any opportunities either.”
“I’m sure Holly and I, I have no doubt about it, will fight again.”