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Miesha Tate Won’t Come Back From Retirement, Except Maybe For Ronda Rousey

March 17, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Miesha Tate spoke with MMAjunkie for a new interview. Some highlights are below:

On whether she’d be willing to come back from retirement: “If I was going to come back, (Rousey) would be the fight that would appeal to me the most. But at the moment, I’m sorry – it’s just not what I see in my future.”

On being able to interact with fans more now: “I love that I’m able to do more of this and be able to connect more with the fans. Obviously if I was fighting this weekend I wouldn’t be here doing this. So there’s pros and cons. I had a long career, especially for a female. I fought for 11 years, and now I’ve transitioned to other ways of enjoying the sport, so it’s not all bad.”

On possibly doing submission-only grappling matches: “I love the submission grappling part of it; it’s definitely something that I plan to continuing doing. (I have) no plans to come out of retirement, but it’s just that if, hypothetically, I was going to, which I’m not, but if I was, (Rousey is) the fight that I would want. That’s the only fight that appeals to me that would even maybe be interesting. But I think I’m past that point in my career – just ready to transition onto the next.”