Miesha Tate says ‘no’ to return at flyweight: “I’d rather fight at 145 than 125 at this point”

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has revealed she has no plans to join UFC’s new 125-pound flyweight division. Prior to her retirement, “Cupcake” had said that flyweight would be the perfect weight class for her. It appears this is no longer the case.

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.”

Tate (18-7-0) retired from mixed martial arts competition back in November following a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington. She is no doubt one of the most decorated female mixed martial artists of all time and a pioneer of the sport.


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