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UFC Fighter Miesha Tate Carries Girl With Broken Arm Down a Mountain: 'She Inspired Me'


UFC Fighter Miesha Tate Carries Girl With Broken Arm Down a Mountain: 'She Inspired Me' (Facebook)

Miesha Tate may be a fierce competitor in the octagon, but the UFC fighter is a hero on the mountainside after carrying a 6-year-old girl with a broken arm down from a Nevada peak Sunday.

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Tate was hiking along Mary Jane Falls just outside Las Vegas over the weekend when she came across the girl on the trail.

The 30-year-old former champion saw the girl’s mother trying to carry her daughter, and Tate offered to help. The girl, named Kai, said: "I want HER to carry me."

Tate posted about the experience on Facebook, where she wrote: "I [proceeded] to carry the sweet little thing all the way to the bottom. Kai and I learned a lot about each other on the roughly 2 mile descent and It's fair to say she inspired me. We made it all the way down without slipping or falling! We agreed we would both be strong for each other! Team work at it's [sic] best!”

After the girl got her arm taken care of and put in a cast at a local hospital, Tate took to Instagram to share the “thank you” video Kai made for her.

In the post, Tate wrote the inspiring message: "I just have to say this was one of the most rewarding days of my athletic career."

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She added: “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!”

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