Pregnant Tate bloodied defending against dog attack

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate retired following a decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016. However, life is a fight, and Tate never backs down from one, inside the Octagon and out.

In 2014, Tate saved the life of then-boyfriend Bryan Caraway’s mother, Chris Caraway, when the latter suffered an asthma attack while scuba diving. On September 5, 2016, she carried a 6-year-old girl with a broken arm down a mountain in Nevada. And now, while very pregnant, Cupcake defended her dog against a dog attack.

“So this happened a few days ago,” she wrote on her social network. “My dog Skooter and I were out for a walk around the neighborhood when a Cane Corso escaped from its backyard and proceeded to sprint after my dog. I could tell by the body language and hair raised this was no friendly approach.

“Before I knew it the dog was over the top of Skooter and just as it went to bite I tackled the dog. I pushed her off of my dog and quickly scooped up my pup as she ran off. I couldn’t believe what happened – it was all so fast. I stood there for a second in disbelief and shock, I could have lost my best friend that day.

“Luckily Skooter had a mild scrape on top of his head and a wet ear and scuffed up paws but otherwise he’s ok. I’m so glad it wasn’t worse, I’m glad I could get to them before she latched on to Skooter and thankfully she was not aggressive towards people. Later, part of me felt guilty for potentially putting my baby in danger at 7 1/2 months pregnant but it was instinct I had no time to think and I am sure I would react the same way every time. There is no way I could have watched my dog get shredded to pieces.

“Two things surprised me though:
1. I can still move pretty quick for a prego; and,
2. I still got some fighting spirit in me.
Don’t push mama bear lol!!”