Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight No. 1 contender, Cat Zingano, watch Cristiane Justino obliterate Tonya Evinger at the UFC 214 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (July 29, 2017) in Anaheim, California.
Safe to say she was not impressed (video replay here).
That’s because “Alpha” — who used to train with “Triple Threat” — saw nothing but mistakes from “Cyborg,” who captured the vacant women’s featherweight title after it was stripped back in July.
“With Cyborg, this is a winnable fight for me,” Zingano told The MMA Hour. “When I’m healthy, none of these girls [can] deal with me, not one, so that’s what I’m looking for. Going into a fight with Cyborg, you need to be as on point as possible. She’s got her advantages – whatever, arguably fair or unfair – and I just know that If I’m at 100 percent, she probably can’t even touch me and those are things that are in consideration when trying to achieve my goal.”
Her goal is to overcome the medical bullshit that kept her out of action.
The 9-2 Zingano, 35, has not competed twice in a calendar year since 2010. In addition, “Alpha” is coming off consecutive losses to Ronda Rousey and Julianna Pena, the latter of which came on the heels of personal tragedy.
She is tentatively scheduled to return to UFC in October.