Miesha Tate is a mom.
Late Sunday evening, Tate’s partner Johnny Nunez posted a photo of their newborn daughter, Amaia Nevaeh Nunez. According to Nunez, the child was delivered after 67 hours of labor.
Finally... after over 67 hours of Labor, my love of my life has arrived, Amaia Nevaeh Nuñez... Amaia meet the World ...Daddy Vows to love you, protect you and Never leave you!! I am dedicating my life to loving you, Cherishing you, Inspiring you and Teaching you what I have learned early and in the later of my life. I am confident that you won’t take this life for granted, and I know when you get where your going in life... you won’t forget to turn around and help the next one in line!! We will teach you, by example, to be Humble and Kind... just like your momma! GO GET EM BABY GIRL! The world is yours! #godsplan #helloworld #happybirthdayamor #myqueen #Humble&Kind #Amaia #Nuñez #myworld #sundayfunday *thank you all for respecting this whole tough amazing process, we love each and everyone of you! special thanks to Janelle @icutvegas for being the greatest support system!
Tate, 31, made her pregnancy public in January, 14 months after her last MMA fight. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion retired in November 2016 following a loss to Raquel Pennington.
Myra Fukuno, a friend of Tate and Nunez, also shared a photo of the joyous occasion.
Around midnight last night, I texted @mieshatate and told her that she had 24 hours to produce my birthday twin. And she did. Best birthday present ever! . I’m so proud of my incredible friend. After 67 hours of labor, she gave birth to a perfect, tiny human. I am so proud of her, to be able to call her one of my best friends, and to share a birthday with this little piece of magic named Amaia. So many congratulations to @mieshatate and @johnnyboymma ! . Thank you for the messages and texts. It’s been an especially taxing week for me, but somehow you all made it better. . This special occasion was too good to keep to myself, but it’s back to radio silence for me.
UPDATE: Tate has posted her own account of the experience and also provided several more candid shots of the newest addition to her family.
It’s difficult for me to put words to what I’m feeling. I had the fight of my life bringing my daughter into this world. I labored for 60 hours at home and made such little progress dilating that I had to be transported to the hospital. It was 62 hours before I had any relief from the pain, shaking & puking. And 72 hours total until I birthed our little Amaia. It wasn’t the way I wanted it but sometimes you have to switch the game-plan, I still feel like I won because she’s safe and so perfect. I can’t thank my support team enough for pulling the long hours with me. We did it! 6/3/2018 Happy Birthday Amaia! I can’t wait to give you everything I have to offer, I’ll start with my whole heart #youaremyworld #mydaughter #babygirl #iloveyou #firsttimemommy #family #blessed