Miesha Tate Speaks Out on Breast Implants Rule

Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate recently shared her thoughts on the New York State Athletic Commission’s rules on fighters who have breast implants.

In April, at UFC 210 in Albany, a strawweight fight between Cynthia Calvillo and Pearl Gonzalez was almost canceled at the last minute due to Gonzalez having breast implants.

Gonzalez was briefly told her fight was canceled due to her breasts. However, the UFC talked to the commission and the fight ended up taking place.

“I think that’s silly,” Tate said about the situation. “That shouldn’t even be a possible discussion. I think that a man made that rule and it’s extremely stupid.”

The sport of MMA was just recently sanctioned in the state of New York. Since the state just began regulating the sport, many of their rules have been adopted from boxing.

Here is the official NYSAC rule:

“BREAST IMPLANTS: Due to the concern over rupture, boxers who have breast implants are not eligible to box in New York. Boxers who have had breast reduction surgeries are eligible to box.”