Ronda Rousey threw a fit when she learned that an injury had forced “Alpha” Cat Zingano to drop out of her role as rival coach on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Luckily, it seems that Zingano is well on her way to a full recovery, and could be in line for a fight with the winner of Rousey vs. Tate in just six months.
Zingano recently posted a YouTube video of her with one of her surgeons, Dr. Ronald Kvitne of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Kvitne offered an update on Zingano’s situation, saying that she should be able to return to her usual training regiment in four months, and will be cleared to fight just two months afterward.
Zingano was taken out of action earlier this year after injuring herself during training, tearing her meniscus and having to undergo surgery. The surgery itself necessitated using a cadaver’s Achilles tendon to replace her shot ACL. As anyone who’s had a knee injury can tell you, the road to recovery has not been easy, and Zingano has been undergoing physical therapy ever since.
Cat Zingano is currently 8-0 in her MMA career, and 1-0 in the UFC. She is expected to challenge the winner of Miesha Tate vs Ronda Rousey upon her return to competition.