UFC women's fighter Cris "Cyborg" Justino does not believe that the former women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate would retire and claimed that the American's decision was made in haste as she was emotional.
Tate, who is also known as Cupcake announced her retirement from the sport, following her third round loss to fellow countryman Raquel Pennington at the UFC 205 event on 12 November at Madison Square Garden Arena.
Cyborg who made her professional UFC debut earlier this year feels that Tate will not go through with the retirement decision and will return to the ring in the near future.
"I don't think she (Tate) is going to retire. I think she just after she lost the fight she was emotional. It was the second fight in a row that she lost. I think she needs a break, like a break. I think she was mentally in this fight and I think she emotionally said was going to retire. I don't think she's going to retire," Justino said as quoted by Yahoo.
"She's a young girl. She's done a lot of things for the sport. I really think she got emotional after the fight."
Cyborg is the not the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to come out and speak about Tate's retirement. The American's opponent at UFC 205, Pennington also criticised Cupcake's decision and said that Tate should not bow out of the sport with a loss against her name.
The Brazilian, who has won both her bouts in the UFC company so far via total knock outs, on her part has been gunning for a fight with superstar Ronda Rousey, but lost hopes on that front after revealing that if Rousey wanted to fight her, she would have already did it.