Miesha Tate decided on-the-spot after losing to former protege Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 last Saturday that it would be her final fight. New audio that was captured by UFC for its “The Thrill and the Agony” series explained the moment.
"I'm not showing up in here anymore," Tate told coaches Bryan Caraway and Robert Follis. "I don't care enough."
Caraway replied: "You show up in practice."
Cameras caught Tate saying a few seconds later, "I just, I don't have it anymore.”
After Bruce Buffer read the official decision, that Pennington had won by unanimous decision, Tate told Caraway:
"I don't want to fight anymore, Bryan," she said. "I don't want to do this anymore.”
Shortly thereafter, Tate announced to the world during a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan that she was retiring.
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