Miesha Tate is hanging it up. She made the announcement in the ring after losing a unanimous decision to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205.
Here’s the video:
— #UFCHouston (@ufc) November 13, 2016
“I’m announcing my retirement, you guys. I love ya’ll so much. 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. It’s the future’s time. It’s because of the result. I had a lot more to give, but I couldn’t pull it out of myself. It’s been a long time. I’ve taken a lot of punishment. I still love this sport. I love you guys so much, thank you, but this is it for me.”
Tate held the bantamweight title after defeating Holly Holm in March, ruining a potential rematch between Holm and Ronda Rousey. But Tate lost her first title defense in July, and then lost her next fight Saturday night.
She retires with a final record of 18-7.