Retired MMA star Miesha Tate revealed that she would only come out of retirement for a fight with Ronda Rousey.
The American retired following her UFC 205 loss to Raquel Pennington last november after over a decade competing in MMA.
During that time, Tate lost twice to Rousey – both to an armbar submission – and the 30-year-old feels that she has some unfinished business with the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
“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,” Tate told fans in a Q&A in London ahead of Fight Night 107.
“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.”
The transition that Tate is referring to is her competing in submission-only grappling events and making appearances for the fans.
“I love the submission grappling part of it…it’s definitely something that I plan to continuing doing,” added Tate.
“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 eleven years, and now I’ve transitioned to other ways of enjoying the sport, so it’s not all bad.”
In terms of a possible fight, there has been no news from the Rousey camp since her 48 second loss to Amanda Nunes in December.