Anyone remember Cat Zingano? She was another undefeated (9-0) prospect in UFC's women's Bantamweight division who was expected to give champion Ronda Rousey her stiffest test to date when they faced off at UFC 184 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 28, 2015.
The result was slightly less than expected.
Zingano -- who hasn't competed since that dreadful day -- joined the panel on ESPN to offer some friendly advice to undefeated (9-0) challenger Bethe Correia, who takes on Rousey in the main event of UFC 190 tonight (Sat., Aug. 1, 2015) at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"I imagine if Correia is going to have a strategy, it's not rushing in and doing something crazy that will make history and get her finished in under 14 seconds. I feel like she's probably going to try to strike, and that can take up a little more time. The clock will be running. Who knows? If she plays defensively, it could go long. If she's offensive, it will be shorter."
The 14-second humiliation obviously still stings the No. 2-ranked women's Bantamweight fighter, who has nevertheless vowed to maintain her "aggressiveness." Still, regardless of how Correia performs -- "crazy" Zingano style or more conservative -- she thinks that Rousey has this in the bag.
"To be honest, I haven't really followed Bethe a lot. I don't know. I think she's good. I think she's strong -- all of us at this level are. But, I think Rousey is better. She's evolving as the sport goes, and she keeps a good bag of tricks in her back pocket. Whatever the fight brings, Rousey will be able to handle it."
Zingano also revealed the fight she's really looking forward to at UFC 190 is watching her teammate, Welterweight Neil Magny, who is taking a seven-fight win streak up against Demian Maia.
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