UFC legend Miesha Tate forced to wear eye patch after suffering gruesome injury in Lauren Murphy loss | The SunJuly 19, 2022
MIESHA TATE has been forced to wear an eye patch following her brutal defeat to Lauren Murphy.
The UFC legend endured a brutal three rounds on Saturday at UFC Long Island as a unanimous judges decision awarded the fight to Murphy.
Tate, 35, was making her Flyweight division debut, but things didn't go to plan as she landed fewer strikes than her opponent.
The aftermath of the bout has now been revealed with Tate wearing a large patch over her eye while she attended Yankee Stadium for a Baseball game between the Yankees and Red Sox.
The damage to her left eye was evident to see during the fight, as Murphy inflicted as a large cut.
The former Woman's Bantamweight champion posted the image of her wearing the patch to her Instagram page.
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She partnered it with the caption: "At the iconic Yankee stadium! Thank you @yankees for your hospitality!"
Tate has a following of 2.1 million followers on Instagram, and many commented to show their support and wish her well.
One commenter said: "Heal Quick!!!"
Another said: "Hope you heal quick, Mamma 💛" while a third added: "Was rooting for you champ! Get better, and get back soon. We'll be waiting! #teammate."
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The MMA fighter was estimated to have a net worth of nearly £5million ($6m) earlier this year.
Tate was crowned champion of Big Brother USA earlier this year.
The loss moves Tate's fighting record to 19 wins and nine defeats.
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