Miesha Tate made her flyweight debut last month and it didn’t go well. The 35 year old dropped a decision to Lauren Murphy at UFC on ABC 3 and it wasn’t a close fight.

Dropping down a division 15 years into your professional MMA career generally isn’t a good idea. But Tate nearly pulled it off, she made weight like a pro but couldn’t overcome the #15 ranked Murphy.

Even making flyweight was an incredible achievement given that Tate often competed at 145lbs at the start of her career. The former UFC bantamweight champion is now contemplating which division to fight in next:


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Inspirational story

It is worth noting that Tate decided to drop down to flyweight after taking a five year break to have two children and she is an inspiration to mothers everywhere.

But the former UFC bantamweight champion is now coming off back to back losses and will know she needs a win in her next fight. Tate is clearly planning to continue fighting and asks her Instagram followers,

“What do you guys think I should do next, stay at 125 or go back up to 135?”


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Moving up

Tate made a successful comeback at UFC Vegas 31. She appeared to have walked away from competitive action for good when she accepted an executive post at ONE Championship.

But Tate made a triumphant return to the octagon, stopping Marion Reneau in the third round a year ago. She is a former bantamweight champion and has fought on some of the biggest cards in UFC history.

Tate has been in with the likes of Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes and fought on cards headlined by Conor McGregor on two separate occasions. Her status as a legend of the sport is not in doubt but there are questions over what direction the 35 year old’s career will take.

Will she go in search of a first ever flyweight win? Or will Tate return to the bantamweight division where she made her name and captured the UFC title in 2016.