Lauren Murphy Not Letting Anyone ‘Walk Over’ Her, Not Even Miesha Tate
Lauren Murphy knew she could get the job done.
And her confidence paid off after her hand was raised for Saturday’s unanimous decision win against Miesha Tate.
“There’s been big victories that I’ve had where I’m almost in disbelief, like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe I won that. That’s f–king amazing,’” Murphy said at the post-fight news conference.
“… I have the ability to win fights like that, and I’m right where I belong.’”
Murphy ruined Tate’s flyweight debut by damaging her opponent with punches over three rounds. Tate’s left eye and nose were brutalized.
But it seems Tate is accepting her defeat, which now makes her 1-2 since returned from a nearly five-year layoff.
The former champion posted a photo of the aftermath.
“Some women pay a lot of money for lips like these! All I had to do was get in a little fist fight! Tonight wasn’t my night, congratulations to @laurenmurphymma and we continue to learn the lessons of life! I had the most UH-mazing dinner at my favorite restaurant @cheeseboatbk and met Mama Cheeseboat herself. I’m still blessed beyond measure win lose or draw! Thank you to all those who continue to love and support me regardless, you know who you are.”
With Saturday’s win, Murphy returns to the winning column since her September 2021 loss to champion Valentina Shevchenko. It also marked her first win against a former UFC champion.