Miesha Tate is now enjoying the perks of being a champion, but she definitely sacrificed a lot of things to get to where she is now.
“It’s been crazy, obviously,” Tate said. “We made a lot of sacrifices early on to get where we are today. That’s the moral of the story. When you have a dream and you have passion and vision, there’s nothing too great to sacrifice if you want it bad enough.”
Now, Tate cannot help but look back and reflect on how far she and her longtime boyfriend and coach, Bryan Caraway, have gone.
“We lived in a 22-foot RV and were poor living fight-to-fight and barely paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet,” Tate said. “Now we’re doing really well, we just bought an RV that’s just a toy. A 45-foot RV that is top of the line, luxurious and beautiful. That’s what passion and ambition will get you if you’re really passionate and you don’t chase the dollar and chase the dream. The money will come.”
The new Bantamweight champ will defend her belt for the first time at UFC 200 this July.