Miesha Tate Touches On Returning To The UFC’s New Female Division

Even though the UFC is introducing a women’s flyweight division in 2017, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate plans to stay retired.

In the past, Tate has said she would fight at 125 pounds if the UFC would adopt the division.

In November, Tate retired from the sport following a loss to Raquel Pennington.

Earlier this month, the UFC confirmed that the next season of The Ultimate Fighter would feature women flyweights fighting for the first ever UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship.

Even though the UFC has adopted the division she wants, Tate doesn’t plan on coming back.

“There’s no weight class or amount of money that’s going to make me want to come back to the sport,” Tate told MMAjunkie.

“I’m not interested in making that cut, honestly. I’d rather fight at 145 (pounds) than 125 at this point. I’m tired of cutting weight.

“I cut weight wrestling, and I cut weight fighting, and it’s so overrated. It’s just exhausting. So I’d rather not cut any weight and fight at 145 than go all the way down to 125. So no, 125 doesn’t interest me.”