Miesha Tate uncertain on retirement

Miesha Tate uncertain on retirement heading into Julia Avila fight: “Any fight at any point could be my final fight”

‘Cupcake’ has been out of the octagon since a unanimous decision loss to Lauren Murphy last July. That was Miesha Tate’s first down at flyweight, and she quickly announced plans to return to bantamweight post-fight. That loss to ‘Lucky’ put the former champion at 1-2 since her 2021 return.

“It feels right to be here right now,” Miesha Tate stated at UFC media day, just days out from her return against Julia Avila. “It feels like this is what I meant to do, and this is what I want to be doing. So, I think when all those things come together, when you know it’s right, it’s right. At some point, this chapter is going to close and I certainly think I’m much closer to the end of it than I ever have been before.”

She continued, “But, it didn’t stop with my last fight, I don’t know if it’ll stop with this fight. I mean I really feel like any fight at any point could be my final fight. I’m okay with that.”