Miesha Tate announces retirement from UFC

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Nov 12, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Miesha Tate (red gloves) reacts after her fight against Raquel Pennington during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Miesha Tate has announced retirement after loss at UFC 205.

It’s the end of a rollercoaster career for Miesha Tate.

From realizing her dream and winning the UFC women’s bantamweight title when she defeated Holly Holm early this year to losing it by devastating first-round knockout at the hands of Amanda Nunes shortly thereafter, Tate has just about done it all.

And now it’s time for her to say goodbye.

After losing to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205, the former champion shocked the MMA world by announcing her retirement from the sport at Madison Square Garden.

“It’s not my time right now, I’ve been doing this for over a decade,” Tate said. “Thank you so much for being here, I love this sport forever but it’s not my time anymore.”

The 30-year-old ends her career with a record of 18-7. Although she reached the pinnacle of her career by beating Holm for the banatamweight title in March, she’ll likely be remembered for her heated rivalry with Ronda Rousey that started in Strikeforce and carried over to the UFC.

She dropped the Strikeforce title to Rousey in 2012 and the two had a vitriolic relationship with her ever since.