Miesha Tate lost the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at UFC 200, getting beat badly by Amanda Nunes in her first attempted title defense. She commented on the loss on Sunday, taking to Instagram after reflecting overnight on the crushing defeat.
The fight didn’t go as I had planned, Amanda is such a strong and amazing fighter and congratulations to her. Thank you to my loyal supporters, it’s nice to have love in victory but it means more in defeat. The past is a place of reference not a place of residence for me and a loss is a learn. I’m going to take some time to regroup, thank you all.
Penick’s Analysis: Tate was humble in victory and she’s humble in defeat. This was an extremely dangerous fight for her to take, and she wasn’t able to survive the onslaught she knew was going to come. This fight was about getting out of the first round and employing her game from there. Nunes didn’t allow that to happen, and Tate has to go back to figure out where she went wrong. She’s been good enough to get herself back into big spots, but it may be a harder road back to a title fight after that.
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