Aug 16, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
Kevin Harvick is the kind of driver who won’t walk away from a fight.
He’s also a big fan of mixed martial arts fighting.
With all that in mind, Harvick’s KHI Management firm – which represents athletes in business dealings – announced Saturday that it has signed its second MMA fighter.
This is no development fighter. No sir … or should we say, no ma’am.
Miesha “Cupcake” Tate, the No. 2-ranked female in the Ultimate Fighting Championship series, has signed a multi-year agreement with KHI, the company announced.
Tate, who has developed one of the UFC’s biggest rivalries with series women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, is based and trains in UFC. She’s a former Strikeforce Women’s bantamweight champion.
Having made her UFC debut in April 2013, the 27-year-old Tate is the second MMA fighter in the KHI stable, joining UFC No. 4-ranked fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.”
Others represented by KHI include NASCAR driver Jeff Burton (who will become a full-time analyst on NASCAR on NBC telecasts next season), PGA golfer Jason Gore and country music artists Jake Owen and Matt Stillwell.
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