ONE Championship News: Miesha Tate named Vice President for ONE Championship
What's the story?
Former UFC women's bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, has been nominated to be the Vice President for fighting promotion, ONE Championship. Tate will now be moving to Singapore to exercise her duties as Vice President, after nearly two years off of an Octagon appearance.
In case you didn't know..
Miesha Tate retired from the sport of mixed martial arts in November 2016, with a record consisting of 18 wins and 7 losses. Her last win came against Holly Holm, in March 2016, when the pair met for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. After suffering two consecutive losses at the hands of Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington, Tate called it quits by exiting the cage as a professional mixed martial artist.
Miesha Tate has had a pretty impressive resume with wins over Holly Holm, Julie Kenzie, and Sara McMann. She was also the Freestyle Cage Fighting Bantamweight Champion in 2009, post which, she went on to fight for Strikeforce under the bantamweight category. Her fighting disciplines revolved around Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while she competed for various fighting avenues such as Freestyle Cage Fighting, Strikeforce and the UFC.
The heart of the matter
Earlier this Thursday, it was announced that ONE Championship would be signing Miesha Tate as their Vice President. ONE Championship has gained popularity in recent times thanks to a "historic trade" between them and the UFC. Following Eddie Alvarez's venture into the ONE Championship roster, former Bellator and ONE champion, Ben Askren, was traded for former UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson. Miesha Tate worked with FOX as an analyst before realizing her new role as Vice President of ONE Championship.
“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a Vice President. I truly believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration. I'm honored to bring my experience as a World Champion and to help inspire the next generation of athletes. And of course, I am excited to relocate to my new home, Singapore, and travel throughout Asia!”
Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, also had a few welcome words for Miesha, on her new undertaking:
"Miesha has been an incredible pioneer for the sport, and has been an inspiration for many young men and women. What impresses me most about Miesha is her humility, compassion, honor, and respect. Throughout her career, Miesha has always exemplified the deep-rooted martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. Not only is she a good friend, but I am proud to have her represent ONE Championship on a global scale. I look forward to welcoming Miesha to her new home in Singapore!”
Taking into account the experience that Miesha Tate brings to the table, ONE Championship will greatly benefit from her expertise in the field of mixed martial arts.
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