Miesha Tate Eyes UFC Return In November After Covid-19 Battle
MMA veteran Miesha Tate wants to fight Ketlen Vieira by November.
They were scheduled to fight in the main event of UFC Vegas 40 on October 16, but Tate had to pull out following a positive coronavirus test.
Speaking on MMA of SiriusXM, she explained how contracting the novel virus is affecting her health.
“It’s still clearing out of my lungs just a little bit, like when I wake up in the morning,” the 35-year-old said.
She regretted that the illness forced her to ditch two weeks of camp. She had a mild fever, but a severe cough and sinus congestion got the better of her.
“When I do show up and fight Ketlen, you’re going to get me at 100%.”
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“I wasn’t sleeping well at night. Taste and smell got weird, it was kind of muted. But the next week my kids were sick,” she continued. “So I couldn’t get really even get to the gym to train, I couldn’t hire a sitter, I couldn’t have anybody come here, I couldn’t take them out, I couldn’t take them with me.”
Nonetheless, the UFC fighter assured that she feels improvement in health every day and the road to recovery will soon see her off and running before November.
“I tried really hard to talk myself into keeping the fight on Oct. 16, but the reality was I just wasn’t going to be on par to be at that 100 percent mark and I have to be. That was a choice to delay,” Tate added.