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Miesha Tate announces her retirement following UFC 205 loss


After falling to Raquel Pennington in a unanimous decision at UFC 205, former UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement from MMA inside the Octagon in an interview with Joe Rogan.

In the interview, Tate claimed that this was a decision she made as a result of this fight, saying that she had nothing left to give and that the future (pointing to Pennington) had passed her by.

Tate was also a former Strikeforce bantamweight champion and lost that title to Ronda Rousey in a fight that caught the attention of Dana White and led the way for women to compete in the UFC. A 2013 rematch with Rousey at UFC 168 did over a million PPV buys with the Rousey vs. Tate fight underneath the headline bout of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman. 

She won the UFC women's bantamweight title over Holly Holm on the undercard of UFC 196. Tate then lost the belt in a one-sided fight against current champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 200.

We'll have more on this on tonight's Wrestling Observer Radio following tonight's show.