Miesha Tate On ONE Championship Deal: ‘This Is Definitely An Opportunity I Couldn’t Pass Up’

‘Cup Cake’ Explains Her New Gig With One Champion

On Thursday Singapore-based martial arts organization One Championship announced that they appointed former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate as Vice President.

Before that One Championship imports former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and free agent former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Unlike fellow former UFC contenders ‘Mighty Mouse’ and Alvarez ‘Cup Cake’ will participate outside the Octagon.

Tate who announced retirement after losing to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 back in 2016. During her career, she amassed an 18-7 pro-record. After retiring from fighting, Tate kept her self-busy with different endeavors like including a Sirius XM radio show as well briefly worked as an analyst for FOX. Earlier this year she became a mother.

The former champion will be in Singapore this weekend for ONE Championship’s big event. (H/T MMAFighting)

“It’ll be a perfect fit,” Tate said during a recent appearance on Sirius XM Fight Nation (shown below). “It’s gonna be an awesome adventure.”

Tate said her role as ONE vice president, where she’ll be serving as a brand ambassador and cage-side color commentator.

“I know those are the two, really important roles,” Tate said. “But again this was part of the reason why I was going to make this trip over, so that Chatri and I can really sit down and hash it out. I thought we would wait to make the announcement until we kind of had that. But I’m ready for this. I’m not looking backward, I’m looking forward. And whatever it entails, I know that I’m ready for it.”

Miesha Tate also confirmed she has got a good deal for her job commitments.

‘Cup Cake’ says her first meeting with Sityodtong about the new job was a few months back even before they signed the high profile fighters like Eddie Alvarez and traded the Demetrious Johnson.

“I wanted to move to Singapore and be a part of this not knowing how financially beneficial it would be,” Tate said. “But let me tell you that this is definitely an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. When I first reached out, I didn’t imagine it would amount to this amount of profitability. But when he made the offer, it was like, ‘Oh yeah, I can’t pass this opportunity up.’”

Tate becomes the second former UFC champion to join ONE Championship as an executive role. Before that ex-UFC middleweight Champion Rich Franklin, who joined the ONE in 2014.

Published on November 10, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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