Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continues to top herself each and every time she steps into the cage, and following yet another finish victory -- this time via armbar in only 14 seconds -- over the very durable and previously undefeated No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the main event of the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) last night (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015), options are waning for "Rowdy" as she has nearly cleaned out the division.
When the champ was asked at the UFC 184 post-fight press conference (replay here) what she told Zingano following the lightning quick submission victory, the Olympic judoka explained why she believes "Alpha" deserves another crack at UFC gold.
"I said we should do this again. I think she definitely deserves another shot and sometimes fights just go down like that. I'm lucky to have a lot of experience in judo, and there were times I walked out and I just got dumped on my head right away and I just wasn't myself that day. And it didn't mean I didn't deserve to be in that fight and compete with the other person, it was just that for some reason i wasn't there. I understand that feeling and I know what Cat is capable of and I would definitely like to see more of what she is capable of."
It was painfully evident throughout the post-fight press conference that Zingano wanted a do-over essentially, but she understood the fact that she was simply caught by the champion last night.
"She's good, there's a reason she's champion, but i didn't go out there and perform to my best today. I got caught and that sucks, and I am pissed. I have a lot of respect for her. I am stunned and speechless."
With Cris Cyborg unavailable to fight Rousey until the Invicta featherweight champ proves she can make 135-pounds, a rematch for Zingano is at least feasible if she is able to get a quick turnaround victory sometime in the next few months.
For complete results from UFC 184: "Rousey vs. Zingano" click here.