Cat Zingano, the woman who knocked out Miesha Tate before Ronda Rousey tapped her out, is speaking out about Sara McMann’s title shot against Rousey.
Zingano, the No. 1 contender for the UFC bantamweight championship, tweeted this on New Year’s Eve:
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) December 30, 2013
Although Cat Zingano stormed onto the scene in 2013 with an impressive KO victory over Tate in April, 2013 wasn’t the best year for the fighter. She was schedule to appear on last season’s “The Ultimate Fighter,” but she tore her ACL and was replaced on the show by Tate. Zingano kept her No. 1 spot and was promised a title shot after the Rousey vs. Tate fight.
UFC President Dana White, however, announced recently that Sara McMann would be getting the next title shot in February, not Zingano.
The No. 1 contender is expected to start training again in April and will be ready for a fight later in the year.
Rousey stormed through Tate at UFC 168, submitting her in the second round. The UFC appeared to want to capitalize on a Rousey vs. McMann matchup. Both are Olympians. Rousey won the bronze medal in Judo in the 2008 Olympic games. McMann won a silver medal in freestyle wrestling in the 2004 Olympic games. Both fighters are undefeated. The two will fight at UFC 170 on Feb. 22, in the main event of a card that also features Daniel Cormier’s light heavyweight debut against Rashad Evans.