Former UFC champ Miesha Tate rescues injured 6-year-old on mountain hiking trail

Meisha Tate will take on Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. (Getty Images)
Miesha Tate lost her bantamweight title at UFC 200. (Getty Images)

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is regarded as a kind and giving soul by her peers. Her latest act of kindness is a heartwarming one that finds her as a real-life hero to a 6-year-old girl and her parents during an incident near Mount Charleston in Las Vegas, NV.

Over the weekend, Tate was hiking at Mary Jane Falls, a hiking trail at Mount Charleston, when 6-year-old Kai broke her arm near the top of the mountain trail. Tate spotted Kai’s mother struggling to carry the little girl down the 2.6-mile trail and decided to help out.

“I saw her meekly built mother struggling to carry her daughter down the mountain so I offered to carry the little girl to the bottom,” Tate posted on her Facebook. “The mother asked her 6-year-old daughter ‘would you rather have me or her carry you down’ without hesitation (to my surprise) she quickly replied ‘I want HER to carry me.’”

Images posted by the parents of Kai show Tate carrying the injured girl down the mountain trail along with a message.

“To our rescue and assistance came the amazing @mieshatate the UFC fighter,” the father posted on Instagram. “She offered to help us carry her down the mountain. Such an amazing and humble person to have met. Our family cant thank you enough for all the help. You saved us easily hours of hiking and helped us get her to the hospital sooner. Thank you again.”

Tate and Kai successfully made it down the mountain and the little girl’s parents sought medical attention. Earlier today, Tate posted a thank-you video she received from Kai along with a message directed at anyone who takes issue with Tate and her athletic build.

“Tear jerker!” Tate’s post began. “Meet Kai the sweet little girl that kept me company down the mountain side, very upbeat despite her broken arm. 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!”

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