Most UFC fighters don’t wear capes to the octagon as part of their kits. Miesha Tate might have to start that trend, though.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion was out hiking Sunday near Las Vegas when she found a family in need at the top of a mountain. Their 6-year-old daughter, Kai, had broken her arm, and the parents were trying to carry her down the 2.6-mile trail so she could receive medical attention.
The girl’s mother was struggling to do so when Tate arrived.
Such a crazy labor day weekend for our family but ended in such an amazing and beautiful way. My poor Kai broke her arm at the top of the Mary Jane Falls hike at Mt Charleston. So @mommapook and I basically had to carry her down miles ahead. To our rescue and assistance came the amazing @mieshatate the UFC fighter. She offered to help us carry her down the mountain. Such an amazing and humble person to have met. Our family cant thank you enough for all the help. You saved us easily hours of hiking and helped us get her to the hospital sooner. Thank you again 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #mieshatate
The girl’s thank-you video was pretty adorable.
Tear jerker! Meet Kai the sweet little girl that kept me company down the mountain side, very upbeat despite her broken arm. And I just have to say this was one of the most rewarding days of my athletic career. And I also want to make a point that I have been told many times that I am "too buff" or "manly" that I should stop lifting weights, that it's "gross" and not attractive for a woman. I am so happy I never listened to the limitations others wanted to put on me and I hope that our youth knows that don't have to conform. That strength and beauty come from within! #BeStrong #BeCapable #BeWhatYouWant #NoRegrets #JustLove #PayItForward #GiveBack #Inspire
Now that’s what a hero looks like — cape or not.
h/t to MMA Junkie
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