UFC women’s title challenger Cat Zingano stopped by The MMA Hour today and talked about the disappointing outcome of her fight with Ronda Rousey. Here’s what she had to say:
“I am disappointed. I am pretty fired up about how I performed and getting caught like that. It was a huge opportunity. It’s kind of like the perfect wave in surfing. I wanted to catch it and do something amazing. Instead, I flopped in the water and that sucks. But it’s kind of a good slap in the face. It forced me to regroup, regain composure and come back stronger and when the time is right, go back in there and fix it.”
“I walked into the cage and I was pacing there just waiting for her to get in and it came to me that I really wanted to get going and get started as soon as that door was shut. There is something that needs to be said about people saying I’m a slow starter. If I were to define myself, I wouldn’t call myself a slow starter. I would say I’m a reckless starter. Nine time out of 10 it works out for me, and that small percentage of the time it doesn’t. I wouldn’t change a thing about my approach. Had it been a couple of inches in the other direction, it could have gone a completely different way. I’ll continue to stay true to myself and I will always be the fighter I am. I am really excited to go out there and fix it to get me redemption.”
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