Though the ghosts of her previous failures certainly could be floating somewhere in her mind in the days leading to the fight, Tate isn’t taking anything for granted this time around.
“Iâm one in two women in the whole world thatâs fighting Saturday night for the biggest promotion in MMA, and how could you take that for granted?” Tate said at an open workout Wednesday, via MMA Junkie. “I understand this is a big opportunity for me.
“Thereâs no guarantees that Iâll ever get another title shot at this point, so it is a do-or-die. Itâs the only thing that matters to me. Nothing comes after that, and itâs just tunneling in. I feel super energetic and super focused.â
It’ll take all the energy and focus Tate has to steal that title from defending bantamweight champion Holly Holm.
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