LAS VEGAS – Miesha Tate is lend a hand.
The former UFC and Strikeforce ladies folk’s bantamweight champion successfully made her return to MMA competition, scoring a third-spherical TKO get rid of over conventional Marion Reneau (9-8-1 MMA, 5-7-1 UFC) within the co-main occasion of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 26.
Tate (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) hadn’t competed in five years, as she walked away from the game in 2016. But being one of the crucial bigger names in ladies folk’s MMA, the 34-year-ragged caught the eye of many with her comeback get rid of. Former champion Holly Holm took to Instagram to call for a rematch with “Cupcake.”
Tate, who defeated Holm to grow to be champion lend a hand in March 2016, is down to speed things lend a hand with Holm but additionally wants to care for her solutions delivery.
“They’re all handsome sport, they will all glean it, respectfully,” Tate told newshounds on the UFC on ESPN 26 put up-fight press conference. “I ask them to come out of the woodwork. I deem a second fight with Holly, it’d be sizable.
“There’s pretty a lot of girls folk within the division, so name all of them. I don’t know the set I’ll are available within the rankings ideally suited now, but I’m never one to thunder I deserve this or that. I understand I own to proceed to climb. But whoever’s name is on that list to glean to the top, that’s sexy with me. And I’m sure Holly and I, I own absolute self belief about it, her and I will fight again.”
Tate looked spectacular in her return. She’s confident the correct has but to are available in her storied profession, as she feels the MMA world hasn’t viewed her pudgy likely.
“That’s the reason I couldn’t conclude retire, I felt bask in I had so unheard of extra to give and there’s if truth be told a bigger model of myself,” Tate defined. “I didn’t prefer to trail away taking into consideration I didn’t build aside my greatest foot forward.”
So some distance as a return date, Tate appears to fight as soon as extra in 2021. She’s uncertain of who will make sense next, but she does prefer her next opponent to be a progression to the UFC title, which Amanda Nunes currently holds.
“I prefer to let this victory resolve, I don’t prefer to be in a rush, but of course I’m a girl on a mission,” Tate acknowledged. “I dwell prefer to glean to the top. I deem a fight by the stop of the year is cheap. I’m going to trail dwelling kiss my infants, revel in this arduous-earned victory, and within the subsequent few weeks, my administration and my workforce we’ll re-workforce and we’ll talk to Mick, Sean, Dana and we’ll glean one thing lined up.”