Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate hung up her gloves after suffering a loss to Raquel Pennington back in 2016. Now the fighter has entered a new phase in her life, as Tate recently revealed that she is now expecting a child with her boyfriend and former The Ultimate Fighter competitor Johnny Nunez.
Tate was in a relationship with UFC competitor Bryan Caraway for many years during her UFC career. However, the fighter recently broke up with the fighter and is now deeply in a relationship with the former TUF member.
Taking to Facebook, Miesha Tate revealed the big news on her new relationship and pregnancy:
Happy New Year everyone! 2016 & 2017 were crazy years full of transitions for me but I’m so happy where I’m at now moving into 2018. I have many things to be grateful for but one stands out in particular, you see there’s this man who has brought joy and happiness into my life in a way I’ve never known before, Johnny thank you for that. I’m proud to announce we are expecting a beautiful baby girl. Now you can sit and speculate… or you can just be happy for us. I’d like to ask that everyone respect the fact that (like we have been) we would like to continue to live our private lives primarily out of the media. I won’t comment on specifics so just know that I am very happy, very excited and my life has never felt so complete. Thank you all for the continued support on this crazy journey we call life! #FollowYourHeart #mommytobe #daughter #love #HappyNewYear
Happy New Year everyone! 2016 & 2017 were crazy years full of transitions for me but I’m so happy where I’m at now…
Posted by Miesha Tate on Monday, January 1, 2018
Now it’s time to take a look at the father of the former bantamweight champion’s child.
Johnny Nunez briefly competed on season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter as a member of UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber’s team. However, the fighter suffered a loss in his first fight within the first round of the show. The season consisted of all lightweights and Nunez suffered a submission loss by way of heek hook to Ryan Hall. As a result, Nunez was never signed to the UFC.
Rather, the fighter has gone on to form a career outside of the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion. Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev., Nunez is 32-years-old and competes in the 155 pound division. The fighter holds a professional record of 6-1, having most recently fought for the World Series Of Fighting.
Here’s some information concerning Nunez’s experience on The Ultimate Fighter:
Team McGregor (Europe):
Abner Lloveras (Spain), David Teymur (Sweden), Frantz Slioa (Sweden), Marcin Wrzosek (Poland), Martin Svensson (Sweden), Mehdi Baghdad (France), Sascha Sharma (Germany), Saul Rogers (England), Artem Lobov (Ireland).
Team Faber (United States):
Billy Quarantillo, Chris Gruetzemacher, James Jenkins, Jason Gonzaléz, Julian Erosa, Ryan Hall, Thanh Le, Tom Gallicchio, Johnny Nuñez.
Episode 1: Europe vs. United States (September 9, 2015)
Dana White welcomed the 32 fighters, consisting of all lightweights, to the show. He introduced them to the coaches, Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber.
The preliminary fights began:
USA – Ryan Hall defeated Johnny Nuñez via submission (heel hook) in the first round.
Miesha Tate was MMA’s most eligible bachelorette, her fighting spirit, mixed with good looks has given credit to her rise as one of the sport’s most famous athletes.
Though she’s now trading in her fighting gloves for motherhood, fight fans around the world can’t wait to see baby Tate.