Former UFC Champ Miesha Tate Named Vice President of ONE Championship
Former UFC women’s champion Miesha Tate is going from the Octagon to the boardroom as she has been named as the new vice president of ONE Championship.
The Singapore based promotion announced the news late Wednesday night.
“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,” ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced. “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. Not only is she a good friend, but I am proud to have her represent ONE Championship on a global scale. I look forward to welcoming Miesha to her new home in Singapore!”
Tate retired from competition in 2016 following title reigns in both the UFC and Strikeforce.
More recently, Tate was the host of a Sirius XM radio show and just recently gave birth to her first child.
Now Tate is planning to relocate to Singapore for her new role with ONE Championship as vice president, a similar position that fellow former UFC champion Rich Franklin took on a few years ago.
“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a Vice President,” Tate said in the statement. “I truly 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!”
ONE Championship has been making several major moves lately with the addition of Tate as the latest.
The Asia-based promotion has added high profile signings such as former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez as well as announcing plans for a grand prix style tournament for the lightweight and flyweight divisions that will kick off in 2019.
Tate plans to join the organization at their home base in Singapore in the very near future.