After her loss in a match against Raquel Pennington, Miesha Tate has announced that she will be retiring from MMA.The pair went head to head on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. After her devastating loss of title, Miesha had not been in the ring until this fight. Pennington, on the other hand, was looking for her breakthrough moment. She got just that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQJDCyzfb74At every turn, Pennington's jabs seemed unstoppable. Aside from one takedown in the first round, she was able to stop Tate's shots and outmaneuver her opponent. Her complete control of the fight won her the decision victory.
Shortly after the fight, Tate made a public statement announcing her retirement from the sport."I'm announcing my retirement, you guys," Tate told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan. "I love ya'll so much. I've been doing this for over a decade. Thank you so much for being here. I'll love this sport forever, but it's not my time anymore. It's the future's time," she stated, pointing at Pennington.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=wyleUu3B-i4Miesha has accomplished a lot in her time in the ring; she was one of the key players in putting women's MMA in the spotlight. She won the Strikeforce and UFC titles via submission, using small opportunities to her advantage. Her undying determination to win demands to be remembered and respected.