UFC Champ Carries Injured Girl Down Hiking Trail

Former UFC champ Miesha Tate carried a little girl with a broken arm down a mountain recently, proving lady muscles can come in handy sometimes.

Tate helped the 6-year-old down a two mile stretch of hiking trail on Mt. Charleston in Nevada recently after she broke her arm while hiking with her mom.

In a post on Facebook the UFC fighter said she saw a mother struggling to carry her daughter down the trail to Mary Jane Falls when she offered to help.  

“The mother asked… ‘would you rather have me or her carry you down” without hesitation (to my surprise) she quickly replied “I want HER to carry me” we had to laugh,'” Tate wrote on her fan page.

Clearly the girl was impressed by Tate’s apparent strength, which turned out to be a good hunch. The 29-year-old is a brawler in the ring, known for her grappling, but on this occasion her strength had a more loving application.

She went on to say in her post that they learned a lot about each other along the way and the young girl inspired her, calling it one of the most rewarding days of her athletic career. 

Later in an Instagram post of a video of the young girl thanking her, Tate took the opportunity make a statement about body image and women bodybuilders. 

“And I just have to say this was one of the most rewarding days of my athletic career. And I also want to make a point that I have been told many times that I am “too buff” or “manly” that I should stop lifting weights, that it’s “gross” and not attractive for a woman. I am so happy I never listened to the limitations others wanted to put on me and I hope that our youth knows that don’t have to conform. That strength and beauty come from within!”

Tate is an American mixed martial artist from Tacoma, Washington who briefly became UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion when she beat Holly Holm in March 2016 but then lost to Amanda Nunes in July of that year. She has also modeled for numerous websites and magazines like ESPN.