Behind The Scenes

TaylorMade: Miesha Tate

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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Continuing Front Row’s pledge to take fans places they rarely see, today we kick off a new series from editorial assistant Taylor Garrett called “TaylorMade.” The recurring feature will put you alongside Taylor as she roams the studios, halls, buildings, offices and green rooms across ESPN’s sprawling Bristol, Conn., campus. Additionally, Taylor will contribute a regular end-of-the-week wrap up of some of the best social media moments from around the company, in “T.G.I.S – Taylor Garrett In Social.”

This week, we bring you the second edition of “TaylorMade” as she spent the day with the current UFC 196 bantamweight champ, Miesha Tate, during her “Car Wash” on March 29, 2016. Tate’s visit to ESPN also fell on the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of her Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career.

10:20 a.m.: SportsCenter “Face to Face with Hannah Storm.”

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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

10:40 a.m. ESPN Social stunt: cupcake time

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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

Celebrating @mieshatate's 10-year MMA anniversary. Here's "Cupcake" doing her thing.

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11 a.m.: Miesha ran into WWE executive Stephanie McMahon (L) outside of the SportsCenter studios.
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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

11:30 a.m.: First Take’s Molly Qerim, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless welcome Miesha.

(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)
(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

11:50 a.m.: Miesha and her crew are big fans of X Games. They stopped to admire the X Games medals gallery.
(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)
(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

12:00 p.m. SC Originals digital producer Phil Murphy interviews Miesha.

Phil took Miesha on a little “walk down memory lane” by looking at some old footage of her in her amateur years of MMA and UFC – he even had some of her high school wrestling footage.

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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

12:20 p.m. His & Hers hosts Michael Smith (L) and Jemele Hill interview Miesha.

12:45 p.m.: SportsCenter anchors Michael Eaves (L) and Cari Champion asked Miesha to compare the #SCTop5 Belt with Miesha’s UFC Championship belt: Which do you think got Miesha’s vote?

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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

1:45 p.m.: Miesha visits with ESPN Deportes’ host Alfredo Lomeli.

2:00 p.m.: Miesha, a huge Seattle Seahawks fan, wears a customized jersey courtesy of the team’s “Pro Shop” emblazoned with her signature nickname “Cupcake” and the “12th Man” number. Her dad, Rob, sports his Russell Wilson No. 3 jersey.

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(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

2:30 p.m.: Miesha is a guest on “The Stephen A. Smith Show” on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. Listen here.

(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)
(Taylor Garrett/ESPN)

2:45 p.m.: Be Honest podcast host Cari Champion interviews Miesha.

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