Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has not competed inside the octagon since going on a two fight losing streak back in 2016. That being said, it would appear that the former title holder is not quite ready to completely shut the door on a possible octagon return.
Miesha Tate suffered a first round submission loss to Amanda Nunes, before facing a unanimous decision defeat to Raquel Pennington. Since then, the mixed martial arts phenom has been finding other ways to spend her time.
Speaking on MMA Tonight on SiriusXM Rush, Tate has come forward to reveal that she has no current plans to return to the sport of mixed martial arts. However, the former champion also revealed that she is not closing the door on the possibility either.
“I’m open ended in every part of my life. There’s never a time where I really think that a door is 100% closed because there was a time where if somebody would have asked me if I want kids, I would have said ‘I don’t think so. I don’t think I want kids.’
“Different times of your life evoke different emotions and if the passion returns and the stars aligned, sure there’s a chance [I’d come back], but when I think about it now, I don’t feel like I’m missing something. [I have something else now], and she’s obviously my number one priority and my number one objective.”
“With everything being considered, I don’t think [coming back] is the route that I’m gonna go. But life is crazy. I didn’t think that I would be with such a wonderful man now, and a mother, and I didn’t know I was going to retire when I retired. I very much live by the way my heart tells me to go and when I retired I knew that my heart was telling me this was no longer an option for me.”