Miesha Tate is affectionately known as “Cupcake,” but man, she is one tough cookie.
As if nine years as a professional MMA fighter and winning a UFC title didn’t already prove that, Tate (18-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) shared a crazy story today about recently fighting off a Cane Corso to save her smaller dog that was being attacked.
Let’s not forget that Tate is seven months pregnant, you know.
Via Tate’s Facebook page:
So this happened a few days ago, my dog Skooter and I were out for a walk around the neighborhood when a Cane Corso escaped from its back yard and proceeded to sprint after my dog. I could tell by the body language and hair raised this was no friendly approach. Before I knew it the dog was over the top of Skooter and just as it went to bite I tackled the dog. I pushed her off of my dog and quickly scooped up my pup as she ran off. I couldn’t believe what happened it was all so fast. I stood there for a second in disbelief and shock, I could have lost my best friend that day…..Luckily Skooter hade a mind scrape on top of his head and a wet ear and scuffed up paws but otherwise he’s ok….I’m so glad it wasn’t worse, I’m glad I could get to them before she latched on to Skooter and thankfully she was not aggressive towards people. Later part of me felt guilt for potentially putting my baby in danger at 7 1/2 months pregnant but it was instinct I had no time to think and I am sure I would react the same way every time. There is no way I could have watched my dog get shredded to pieces. 2 things surprised me though, 1 I can still move pretty quick for a prego and 2 I still got some fighting spirit in me . Don’t push mama bear lol !!
Cane Corsos are a formidable breed. Physically speaking, they’re muscular and weigh anywhere from 90 to 120 pounds, standing roughly 2 feet tall. If you aren’t familiar with them, well, this is what their jaws look like:
And here’s a description of the breed’s personality, via DogTime.com:
The Corso’s history describes him as having a “vigorous temperament, ready to meet any challenge.” That type of temperament can be a double-edged sword. With a confident, consistent owner who provides good leadership and prevents the dog from roaming, the Corso can be an excellent family dog who is never inappropriately aggressive, but in the wrong hands he can become aggressive and be a danger to the public.
That sounds about right given Tate’s story of the Corso getting loose from its backyard and coming after her own dog. Thankfully, this situation didn’t end up much worse than it could’ve.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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