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UFC 200: Miesha Tate played with fire ... and she got burned by Amanda Nunes

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Miesha Tate's title reign was a one-and-done deal.

"Cupcake" was unsuccessful in her bid to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight title last night (Sat., July 9, 2016) at UFC 200, losing to Amanda Nunes via first-round submission.

To watch Amanda Nunes smoke and choke Miesha Tate last night at UFC 200 click here!

Despite the loss, Tate is determined to bounce back better than ever, and will look to learn from her devastating loss, including learning not to play with fire too much as she declared during the post-fight press conference via MMA Fighting.

"It's a long road, but I think that's kind of my personality, I'm kind of a juggernaut when it comes to this sport. One fight doesn't make or break me. I'm obviously disappointed with what I did tonight. I know Amanda was a fast starter, and I played with fire a little bit too much. But you know, she caught me, and I wasn't able to recover. And I was hoping to drag this fight to a little bit later. Like I said, I knew she was dangerous in the first round, but with that being said, it's always going to be a learning experience, and I just want to thank everybody who stays by my side, win or lose. Thank you."

Going into her championship fight, Tate was the obvious favorite, a position she hadn't been in for a while. Still, "Cupcake" says having that extra pressure didn't affect her one bit in the bout.

"I don't think it affected me inside the cage. I trained very hard for this fight, I just got caught. She she me with a really solid right hand and this is what I'm talking about. This is what I've been telling everybody is that Amanda is very worthy to be here. She's very dangerous, particularly in that first round. And maybe if we get a chance to do it again it can be different. But tonight it what it is. It's not about me tonight, it's about Amanda. She did what she came to do and I have the utmost respect for her, and I just hope that some day I get a chance to fight her again. If she would give me that opportunity I would be grateful."

Tate confirmed that her nose was indeed broken during the bout, which means it will be a while before fight fans can expect to see her back inside the Octagon.

With plenty of time to heal and recuperate, "Cupcake" will now have to sit back and watch the women's 135-pound division unfold without her as the leader of the pack.

When she does return, how many wins do you feel it will take her to get back to the big dance?