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UFC Fans Flood Miesha Tate With Opponents as She Eyes Return: “Ronda Rousey… Final Fight Must Be Yours”

Published 01/28/2023, 3:30 PM EST

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has always been a talking point in the MMA world. Recently, she sparked rumors of a return to the octagon with her latest Instagram post. Tate has not stepped inside the octagon since her loss against Lauren Murphy last year. The celebrity Big Brother winner is hoping to return to her winning ways after back-to-back losses in the UFC.

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Despite her recent losses, ‘Cupcake’ remains one of the most accomplished female fighters in the sport. She holds an impressive record of 18-7 and is a former Strikeforce and UFC bantamweight champion. With her recent tease of a return to the octagon, fans are eagerly awaiting her comeback. Only time will tell if Tate can once again rise to the top of the MMA world.


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Fans react to Miesha Tate teasing a comeback

The former UFC bantamweight champion shared an Instagram post with a teasing caption. She wrote, “Who should I fight next?“. The post sent a wave of excitement amongst fans who have not been able to see her fight for a long time.

Here’s what the fans had to say:


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Adult star Kendra Lust replied with a ‘both arms up’ emoji

A fan said: “Raquel Pennington! Coach vs Student. I remember she was on your team on the Ultimate Fighter”

One fan suggests: “Fight at your weight. Bantamweight.”

Whilst some fans said: “VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO”


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Another fan has an interesting idea: “Gotta fight holly again”

Some fans said: “Jessica rose Clark. Good fight for both of you right now”

A fan demanded: “Holly holm rematch”

One fan had an interesting matchup in their mind: “Amanda Nunes”

Whilst some fans said: “Ronda Rousey… final fight must be yours”

Tate has got the elite mindset


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‘Cupcake’ made her return to the octagon in July 2021 after a five-year hiatus. She emerged victorious in her comeback fight against Marion Reneau but suffered a loss in her next outing against Ketlen Vieira in November 2021. Determined to regain her spot at the top, Tate decided to drop down to the flyweight division in hopes of challenging for the 125-pound championship.

Tate announced via social media that she’s not discouraged by her loss, “Tonight wasn’t my night, congratulations to @laurenmurphymma and we continue to learn the lessons of life! I had the most UH-mazing dinner at my favorite restaurant @cheeseboatbk and met Mama Cheeseboat herself. I’m still blessed beyond measure win lose or draw! Thank you to all those who continue to love and support me regardless, you know who you are.


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However, her debut in the new weight class did not go as planned. She faced off against the third-ranked Lauren Murphy and was handed a unanimous decision loss. The fight was grueling and Tate took damage, particularly to her left eye, which was left badly swollen. Despite the setback, Tate remained in good spirits and released a statement via social media.

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Himakshu Vyas

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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana