Miesha Tate: 5 things to know about the UFC fighter competing on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’
The former UFC Women’s Champion is ready to step into the “Celebrity Big Brother” ring with her Hollywood opponents! Find out all about Miesha here!
Miesha Tate is ready to show what she is made of in the next season of celebrity big brother. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, who also won the top Strikeforce league award, joins the cast that includes Khloe Kardashianis ex Lamar Odom, John Mellencampdaughter of and reality TV star Teddi Mellencamp‘NSync Member Chris KirpatrickQueer Eye star Carson Kressleyfigure skater mirai nagasu and model and ex-wife of Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler. Find out all about Miesha below.
Miesha Tate attends the UFC 200 mixed martial arts press conference in Las Vegas in 2016. (John Locher/AP/Shutterstock)
1.Miesha is a proud parent of two children
Born August 18, 1986 in Tacoma, Washington, Meisha grew up wrestling through high school and college before mixed martial arts caught her eye. During her illustrious MMA career, she began a relationship with fellow MMA fighter Johnny Nuñez. On June 4, 2018, the couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Amaia Nuñez. Their son, Daxton Nuñez, arrived on June 14, 2020.
2. Miesha believes women have broken the glass ceiling in MMA
When asked if she felt like she was treated differently in the fighting world because she is a woman, Miesha said there were two sides to the answer. “I think we broke a lot of barriers and kind of broke our ‘glass ceiling’ that was there for women,” she said. Ask the men. “There are so many great fighters out there and we have proven a lot of people wrong. I have been fighting for nine years and in the beginning there was a lot of negative reaction and non-supporters of women fighters. We were never able to find many female fighters and when we did, we sometimes got put on the map for the wrong reasons. It was frustrating.
3. Miesha is not the first MMA fighter to join Big Brother
Miesha Tate attends the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas in 2018. (Kcr/Shutterstock)
UFC Hall of Fame Chuck Liddell appeared on the show’s first-ever celebrity edition in 2018. The “Iceman” competed against Shannon Elizabeth, Brandi Glanville, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Omarosa Manigault, among others. Chuck placed 11th in his season and was a judge.
4. Miesha received backlash for an OnlyFans statement
In an interview with fighting culture, Miesha reportedly said she wasn’t “desperate” enough to open an OnlyFans account. It angered fans, including another UFC fighter Julia Avilawho wrote on Instagram, “It’s aggravating. Yes, women have an OnlyFans and what about it? It’s not our place to judge or take down another woman for this. Fix your queen of the crown before throwing stones at another because, honey, NONE of us are without fault.
Miesha later apologized, saying her “choice of words” were wrong and that she was supportive of those with OnlyFans accounts. “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings or make them feel bad about having an OnlyFans. You want to have one? Go for it. I support it 100%.”
5. Miesha is a tough mom’s daughter
Despite her tough exterior, Miesha isn’t afraid to rave about the love she feels for her mother. Last Mother’s Day, the athlete shared a photo album with her mom to instagramcaptioning it, “One of the greatest gifts of becoming a mother myself is now that I truly understand the love you’ve always had for me. I understand that I didn’t understand the best friend you ever had. you have always been, that you have suffered in silence many times trying to protect me or do more but you had to drop me on my face to understand it You raised a strong daughter and I will be forever grateful for your confidence you have instilled in me.