Former UFC champion Miesha Tate retires after loss at UFC 205 | Inquirer Sports

Former UFC champion Miesha Tate retires after loss at UFC 205

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 12:43 AM November 14, 2016
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Miesha Tate of the United States (left) embraces Raquel Pennington of the United States after her unanimous decision defeat in their women's bantamweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City.   Michael Reaves/Getty Images /AFP

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Miesha Tate of the United States (left) embraces Raquel Pennington of the United States after her unanimous decision defeat in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. Michael Reaves/Getty Images /AFP

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is calling it a career.

The 30-year-old Tate announced her farewell from the sport in her post-match interview with Joe Rogan after losing to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 Sunday [Manila time] at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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“I am announcing my retirement you guys,” said Tate after losing via unanimous decision. “I love you all so much. I have been doing this for more than a decade. It is the right time. It is because of the result. I have a lot more to give and I couldn’t get it out myself.”

Tate won the title back in UFC 197 after submitting Holly Holm.

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She would, however, lose the gold to Amanda Nunes in her lone defense at UFC 200.

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