‘Women Will Never Be in the UFC’ – Miesha Tate Talks About the Time Dana White Pis*ed Her Off

Published 07/17/2021, 9:53 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 5: Miesha Tate prior to her bout against UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


After almost 5 years, Miesha Tate is all set to return to action this weekend. ‘Cupcake’ will face Marion Reneau at the UFC Vegas 31 event. Tate has been training very hard for the upcoming fight and will look to mark her return with a victory.

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The last time ‘Cupcake’ fought in the UFC was at UFC 205 against Raquel Pennington. Tate had lost that fight via a unanimous decision. This was Tate’s second UFC loss in a row and after that, she stepped away from MMA and focused on her family.

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Tate joined UFC back in 2013 and eventually went on to become the UFC’s bantamweight champion. However, during a recent ‘Run it back’ session where Tate was breaking down her old pictures. She reminisced about the time Dana White had talked about women not being a part of the UFC.

She said, “This is the time Dana White was still saying, women, will never be in the UFC. And I remember it pissed me off. I had a chip on my shoulder for sure and I thought you know. I’ve just got to work hard, prove myself and prove that women belong.”

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After Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche, Miesha Tate was one of the first few women fighters to sign with the UFC. And Tate talked about how White not wanting to sign women in the UFC, pushed her to work hard and prove herself.

What to expect from the fight between Miesha Tate and Marion Reneau?

Tate is returning to action after almost 5 years, and many believe that spending so much time away from fighting must have affected the former champion. Therefore, one would consider Tate to not be the favorite when she enters the Octagon this weekend.

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However, Tate’s opponent Reneau has been on a downward slump herself. The fighter has lost her last 4 fights and at 44 years of age many believe that she is not a threat to ‘Cupcake.’

Do you think Miesha Tate will win her comeback fight against Marion Reneau? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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