: Former women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion Miesha Tate has been appointed as Vice President of Asia's largest martial arts promotion ONE Championship.
The announcement was made by ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong on Thursday.
“It is both an honor and a privilege to announce that women’s mixed martial arts world champion Miesha Tate will be joining ONE Championship as Vice President.
“Miesha has been an incredible pioneer for the sport, and has been an inspiration for many young men and women. What impresses me most about Miesha is her humility, compassion, honor, and respect.
“Throughout her career, Miesha has always exemplified the deep-rooted martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion,” he said, adding that not only Tate is a good friend, but proud to have her represent ONE Championship.
In her response, Tate said she is thrilled to join ONE Championship and believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration.
“I'm honored to bring my experience as a World Champion and to help inspire the next generation of athletes.
“And of course, I am excited to relocate to my new home, Singapore, and travel throughout Asia!” said the 32-year-old American.
Tate retired with an 18-7 record in her 10-year MMA career. She lost her world title to Amanda Nunes in UFC 200, after losing to the Brazilian via submission in the first round. READ: MMA: Miesha Tate retires after losing to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205
Her retirement announcement came immediately after her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 in New York, in November 2016.
Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is one of the biggest and most recognizable names in the martial arts industry.
She is a pioneer of women’s mixed martial arts.
Her most notable victories came over Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, Jessica Eye, and Holly Holm whom she defeated to capture the women’s bantamweight world title.
Following her professional career, Tate became a broadcast analyst, and now joins ONE Championship as Vice President.