However, her never-say-die attitude, along with the ability to absorb damage and keep coming earned her the respect of her peers as well as MMA fans around the world. Tate was born in Tacoma, Washington which is where she first fell in love with the sport of wrestling. In fact, Tate would go on to win the state championship her senior year at Franklin Pierce High School. Her first experience with mixed martial arts came in college while she was attending Central Washington University. It was there she joined her first MMA club and began a journey that ended with her becoming one of the most recognized names in the sport.
Kerri Walsh and Miesha Tate among nude athletes for ESPN's Body Issue 2013
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Jessica Andrade, a UFC champion, celebrated her title win by stripping naked and posing for an Instagram photo wearing nothing but her belt. A year-old with a base fighting style that blends boxing and Brazilian jiujitsu, Andrade is a veteran of 32 fights. She has competed in UFC since , bouncing back from a debut loss against Liz Carmouche to win 11 times in six years. Her most recent triumph was a slam knockout win over Rose Namajunas at UFC on May 11 that saw her crowned strawweight champion of the world. Read more: A year-old American fighter delivered a knockout-of-the-year candidate and is now being called a 'potential superstar'.
Miesha Tate nude photos coming July 12
Miesha Tate had an interesting MMA career. She was a gifted fighter, despite not being a dominator. Originally starting in Strikeforce, she was one of the top female fighters in the world for a while. She would win the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship in when the division began to get hot.
Tate first joined the UFC in February of after a celebrated run in the women's division of the Strikeforce mixed martial arts league. She notes that despite the popular notion of women fighters as somehow more masculine in nature, they still have beautiful physical forms worthy of admiration. So for me it's important to show that women in this sport are comfortable about their bodies, that we're pretty and carry ourselves as women, and we can also turn it up a notch in the cage," observed Tate. Tate's photo spread in this year's Body issue has not come without some controversy, however. Tate made waves by calling into question Rousey's moral character soon after.