Miesha Tate wants to raise Seahawks ’12th man’ flag
Heading into UFC 196 on Saturday night, the popular opinion was that Holly Holm would retain her women’s bantamweight title. Miesta Tate had other ideas, however. Tate won in an upset, defeating Holm by submission in the fifth round.
After the fight, the 29-year-old took the opportunity to acknowledge her Washington roots and express her joy in being able to bring the belt home to the state. Tate also dropped a request to the Seahawks to let her raise their famous “12th man” flag in the future.
Shortly after Tate’s victory, the Seahawks made it known they had her back and enthusiastically tweeted their approval of her claiming the championship from Holm.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) March 6, 2016
According to Dana White, next up for Miesha Tate will be Ronda Rousey, who has defeated Tate the previous two times they met. I would imagine the Seahawks will oblige and give Tate the honor of raising the flag at some point next season. If Tate is able to finally come out on top against Rousey, she might get much more than that, like the key to the city.
H/T Eye On Football