For some fighters at UFC 205 the night was extremely rewarding, but for others it was a night of agony. Especially for former and bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, who had a rough performance against her opponent Raquel Pennington.
Tate lost the match to Pennington via a decisive unanimous decision. In the UFC 205 post-fight Octagon interview with Joe Rogan, Tate officially announced her retirement from mixed martial arts. “It’s not my time right now, 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.”
But before announcing her retirement to the world, the UFC cameras caught a glimpse of her disappointment and lack of desire to fight right after the third-round.
I’m not showing up in here anymore, I don’t care enough.
Caraway replied: You show up in practice.
I just, I don’t have it anymore.
Tate, 30, made her UFC debut in April 2013 against Cat Zingano. She finally the won the UFC belt earlier this year against Holly Holm, but lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, who currently remains the champion.