Former UFC Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate who is a mother of two children wants to make her kids proud with her performance inside the cage.
Former Women’s bantamweight champion and a pioneer of women’s MMA Miesha Tate is now planning for her MMA comeback. But this time around she has to face some new challenges in her life and talks about how life has changed after becoming a mother.
Tate fought Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016. Before the event, she had already talked about retirement and said that she feels now is the right time to step back. After losing to Pennington via unanimous decision, Tate announced her retirement from mixed martial arts. “I love you all so much, I’ve been doing this for over a decade. Thank you so much for being here, I love this sport forever but it’s not my time anymore,” she said after her fight at UFC 206 at MSG.
Tate recently announced she will be returning to compete in MMA against Marion Reneau on July 17, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191. She also revealed that she had signed a six-fight contract with the UFC.
Meisha Tate wants to make her kids proud
In a recent interview with BJPenn.com, Tate talked about her kids and family.
“There are definitely times when I think about it and I’m like, ‘I really want to make my kids proud,’” Tate told BJPenn.com. “I want my daughter to be that woman. I want her to understand her strength, her capabilities, and never limit her dreams or goals. That’s the biggest thing. I don’t necessarily want her to be a fighter, I want her to believe she’s capable of doing whatever it is she sets her mind to. I want her to be a that strong woman and I want my son to appreciate that strong woman.”
“I want him to see that and see how daddy supports that, how daddy’s not jealous, how daddy does his thing, how daddy’s great, and mommy’s great, and they’re both great, and they’re great together. That’s what I want for my son.”
“When you talk about that family dynamic, it’s that love and support that pushes me and drives me and I do want to be that example for my children, you know?” Tate said. “I want them to understand that winning is not everything. Losing is an opportunity to learn and winning is an opportunity to learn. And how to handle both in a gracious and humble way, that’s what I hope I can teach my kids through this.”
Meisha will be back to fighting next month and it will be interesting to see how she performs after all these years of being away from the sport.
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