Former UFC women's bantamweight champ Miesha Tate put her conditioning and strength to good use this past weekend, but it wasn't inside the octagon. According to ESPN, Tate ran across a couple struggling to carry their injured 6-year-old daughter, Kai, while hiking a Mount Charleston trail just outside Las Vegas.
The 30-year-old fighter — who stands at 5-foot-6 and a lean 135 pounds — carried the little girl down the two-mile trail. She later took to Facebook to tell the tale.
As it turns out, the little girl had a broken arm. Fortunately, her rescuer was as sure-footed on the trail as she is in the cage. The two "made it all the way down without slipping or falling!" Tate wrote. "We agreed we would both be strong for each other! Team work at it's best!"
Kai's parents expressed their gratitude on Instagram, along with a special thank you from their daughter that Tate shared with her fans.
Tate's caption to the clip of Kai's thank-you offered a peek at the softer side of the UFC champ.
"I just have to say," she wrote, "this was one of the most rewarding days of my athletic career."