Miesha Tate On Potential MMA Return: ‘Nothing Is Ever Completely Closed’
Miesha Tate has spoken out on whether or not she’d entertain a return to MMA.
Tate hasn’t been inside the Octagon since November 2016. She dropped a unanimous decision to Raquel Pennington and announced her retirement from pro MMA competition. Since that time, she has worked with ONE Championship as the promotion’s Vice President.
During an interview with James Lynch for Fanatics View, Tate discussed the possibility of putting her gloves back on (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“Nothing is ever completely closed in my book. I am somebody who follows my heart and I follow my passion, and that could change at a moment’s notice. I am the kind of person who – I’m kind of all over the place, to be honest. Not kind of, I am. I am all over the place. I picked up in less than six months and moved my whole family to Singapore at the drop of a hat. That’s who I am. If something speaks to me, speaks to my heart, then I’m all in.”
Tate has shared the Octagon with the likes of Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, and Marloes Coenen. She is a former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She has amassed a pro MMA record of 18-7.
During the interview with Lynch, Tate revealed that she retired with six fights left on her UFC deal. If she were to return to action, it would have to be under the UFC banner unless the promotion terminates the deal. Tate did say she would like to grapple with Cris Cyborg someday.