Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender, Cat Zingano, filed an appeal with California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) in hopes of overturning her technical knockout loss to Megan Anderson at the UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event last December in Inglewood.
The commission voted 6-1 to uphold Zingano’s loss, according to MMA Fighting, because a fighter does not have control over toes the same way he or she would be able to manipulate fingers. To wit, the towering Aussie uncorked a leg kick that put her big toe directly into “Alpha’s” eye (video), causing an injury that left Zingano unable to continue.
“I’ve never felt pain like that in my life,” Zingano said over the weekend. “I’ve dislocated my jaw, I’ve tore up all my fingers, broken ribs, that was nothing compared to what it felt like to get in the eye. I’ve never felt pain like that. I’d have a baby ten times before I do that again.”
The 36 year-old Zingano (10-4) is just 1-4 dating back to 2014 and may not be able to compete until later this year. Anderson (9-3), to her credit, is not opposed to a featherweight rematch, should the promotion deem one necessary.