Miesha Tate Latest MMA Athlete to Secure Spot in ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’



UFC bantamweight Miesha Tate will become the next mixed martial artist to bare all for the pages of ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue” when the publication’s 2013 edition hits newsstands Friday, July 12.

Tate joins a host of athletes selected to appear in this year’s issue, including New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried. “The Body Issue” will also showcase the likes of volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, WNBA standout Swin Cash and 77-year-old golfer Gary Player.

The issue, which features elite athletes posing naked in sport-specific positions, was first published in 2009. Mixed martial artists like Gina Carano, Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey have previously posed for the publication, with the latter athlete gracing last year’s cover.

Tate, 26, is currently taping “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 18 opposite Rousey, who was initially supposed to square off with Cat Zingano after “Alpha” stopped Tate this past April. However, Zingano suffered a serious knee injury in training and was then replaced by Tate, who will now rematch the UFC champion at the conclusion of “TUF 18.”

Rousey and Tate first met last year over Tate’s Strikeforce title, with “Rowdy” lifting the belt from around her waist with a first-round armbar, dislocating Tate’s elbow in the process. Prior to that setback, Tate had won six straight fights, capping that stretch with a title-winning submission of Marloes Coenen in July 2011.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 20 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

The two ladies on Saturday's UFC Japan fight card have no problem using what they got to get what they want. With the UFC and Fox Sports 1 trying to downplay the fact that the first all-women's seaso read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC fighter Miesha Tate, WSOF’s Jon Fitch (in studio) and Cage Warriors champ Nicholas Dalby.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 10 views

"I just want to come back with a vengeance. My ideal is just to make a statement and get people talking, 'Not only is she back, but she's back powerfully. She's stronger than ever. This wasn't a setb read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 27 views

She is known for her quirky style and eye-opening promotional stunts, yet Rin Nakai can back it up with a 16-0-1 record. On Saturday, she faces former Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate revealed that she was interested in avenging her loss to Cat Zingano. Although her sights are firmly set on her upcoming opponent, Miesha Tate hop read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 78 views

Sounds like Miesha Tate is still "pissed" about losing to Cat Zingano. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 135-pound No. 1 contender was popped and dropped by "Alpha" at The Ultimate Figh read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

Miesha Tate will make history when she takes on undefeated Rin Nakai in the UFC’s first ever women’s bout in Japan on September 20th at Tokyo’s famed Saitama Super Arena. read news >>