Miesha Tate did the shocking announcement after losing to Raquel Pennington in UFC 205
The match of Miesha Tate in UFC205 was her last match as she declared her retirement from the UFC after losing to Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
“It’s an honor to be here,” Pennington said. “It’s exciting to be a part of the first UFC card at Madison Square Garden. It’s surreal to me. I tried to put all of that pressure to the side, so I think it’s still setting in and will feel even better over the next couple of days. This was a huge fight for me – the biggest fight of my career. She’s a huge name in the sport and a former champion. During ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ we developed a friendship – but business is business. I knew I had to go out there and take care of business tonight.
“I feel like a lot of people underestimate my ground game, but I am a grappler at heart and I feel my most comfortable there so her submission attempts didn’t feel threatening. I just waited for her to make small mistakes and, when she did, I was ready to start teeing off. I want to keep working my way up. I’ve been the dark horse of women’s MMA for a while and I feel like I deserve the top spot. I want the title shot but I will fight anyone above me.”