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Why Did Miesha Tate Retire From MMA?

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Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will make her return in UFC after a lengthy layoff of five years. She will feature in the co-main event against Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night this weekend.

Leading up to the fight, Miesha Tate reveals the reason behind walking away from the promotion in 2016. She disclosed her intention at Wednesday’s media day at the UFC Apex. “I just had too much on my plate, and especially, like, baggage that I just really didn’t need.”

I needed to clear away things that were taking away from me as a person, as a human being. We’re all humans, and I think we’ve all been through rough patches in our life, right? So that was just a really rough time for me, and I just needed to step away and regroup – and I kind of identified that as with the sport.”

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“But to be honest, when I have taken this four years away and I look at it, I am more in love with the sport than I have ever been. So it wasn’t that, it was just the entanglement of everything, and that included this sport, and when I had to step away from the toxicity, that meant I had to step away from the sport, too, because I just didn’t know how to detangle the knot, you know, until I was outside of it.”

Therefore it is safe to assume that Miesha Tate is back for good as she has found a breath of fresh air after taking a break from the sport. As a result, she will be all geared up to entertain her fans this weekend in Vegas once again.

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Miesha Tate is excited to make her return and intends to get her bantamweight belt back

Miesha Tate will look to get an emphatic win when she makes her come back against Marion Reneau this weekend. Furthermore, the Cupcake is not looking too far ahead and has her eyes set on Marion. During the media event at Apex, Miesha discussed her current goals in the promotion and understands that she has to take it one step at a time before contending for a title. 

I just want to start with Saturday, I think it’s very important that I get that win and I don’t look too far ahead, you know? I am somebody who has short-term, mid-term, long-term goals, so there’s a way that I would like for it to go in a perfect world, but I know that I need to accomplish this.

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Furthermore, Miesha Tate also believes that she is a better fighter than she was when she left the promotion. Therefore she wants to get a good run of fights and defeat at least two to three opponents before fighting for the bantamweight title.

However, The Cupcake had lost her last fight in the promotion against Raquel Pennington via decision in 2016. As a consequence, she wants to remind everyone that she is still an elite fighter when she takes on Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night.

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