Miesha Tate returned to the octagon to take on Marion Reneau. She made it very clear that she is here for the title, and she won’t mind running it back against the former champ Holly Holm.
The duo competed almost five years back when Tate submitted Holm in the final moments of their fight, now that they are both actively competing, fans are very excited for this matchup.
Tate didn’t call anyone out after her win, and she talked about this in her recent interview with The MMA Hour. She said she didn’t call out Holm because it would’ve been unfair. She said, “It wasn’t Holly for the reason that I feel like that’s like a golden egg fight,” Tate explained.
She added, “That’s like a fight that we could do at any time, any point, it’ll never die. It’s like Diaz-Conor 3 — it’s like it’s always kind of available and there. So I wanted my next fight to be a proper climb in the rankings. I don’t want to come in and insult the division. I don’t want to come in and say, ‘Oh, I should be fighting a top-1 or top-2,’ and Holly, she’s ranked No. 2.”
“Kelten sounds like a very fine opponent,” Miesha Tate reveals her next possible opponent
Tate confessed that she wanted to face the winner of Ketlen Vieira and Sara McMann at UFC Vegas 35, but that didn’t work out. She said, “Personally, I wanted the winner of Ketlen Vieira and Sara McMann. But with Sara getting injured and out of that, obviously Ketlen is left without. Holly has a fight already, and I think everyone else is either injured, fighting, or just had a baby.”
She continued, “So honestly it’s kind of a crazy time in the division right now, but Kelten sounds like a very fine opponent, somebody I haven’t gotten to fight yet, kind of fresh blood in the UFC, and I’m excited for that potential matchup.”