UFC fighter Miesha Tate recently spoke to ESPN. ‘Cupcake’ discussed a number of topics during the interview, including how she went into a ‘dark place’ following her loss to Raquel Pennington in 2016.
‘You have to giveÂ everythingÂ to this sport,’ Tate began when speaking to ESPN. ‘You have to give as much as you can and when you have something taking away from it, something that’s mentally and emotionally exhausting you; there comes a point where you just have nothing left and that’s where I found myself with Raquel [Pennington].”
‘I just wasn’t able to engage in that fight the way that I wanted to” Miesha Tate continued. “That was very depressing, it was really depressing. I was struggling mentally and emotionally, and I was in a very dark place.”
Miesha Tate Talks Depression Following 2016 Loss
“I needed to take time away” Tate added. “I needed to take time away from everything, I needed to separate myself from all the things that were taking away from myself, and answer questions and get out of that dark space. So I did that.’
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate will be returning to the octagon in July. ESPN recently reported that Tate will be appearing to face Marion Reneau on July 17. The event does not currently have a title although it appears to be a Fight Night event.
’˜Cupcake’ is 18-7 in her illustrious MMA career. Tate comes into this fight however with a two-contest losing streak; with losses to Raquel Pennington and Amanda Nunes, both from 2016.
Miesha Tate does however have some iconic wins on her resume. In the UFC alone, Tate has defeated the likes of Holly Holm, Jessica Eye and Liz Carmouche.
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