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Former Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has announced her retirement from MMA following her fight at UFC 205 Saturday night.

"It's not my time right now. I've been doing this for over a decade," Tate said following her loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205. "Thank you so much for being here, I love this sport forever, but it's not my time anymore."

Tate told UFC commentator, Joe Rogan that her loss played into her decision to announce the retirement so abruptly.

She has been fighting professionally since 2007, and has fought for promotions such as FCF, Strikeforce and Cagesport MMA.

Tate beat Holly Holm at UFC 196 where she won the bantamweight title, but lost it in her very first defense to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. She was hoping to get her third fight with Ronda Rousey following her return to the Octagon, but it seems that dream may not come true.


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