While Cat Zingano may currently be on the sidelines recovering from an injury, she has continued to keep her name in headlines for her willingness to fight top ranked contenders.
First it was Cris Cyborg, the woman who struggled to find an opponent for months, who Zingano was willing to fight. Unfortunately for ‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano, Cyborg is now set to fight Megan Anderson for the vacant women’s featherweight title at UFC 214, leaving Zingano to wonder who she could fight in her highly anticipated return to the Octagon.
On the heels of her spectacular win over Bethe Correia this past Saturday in Singapore, Holly Holm could very well be the woman to welcome Zingano back to the Octagon.
She spoke to MMAFighting:
“I’m excited to see Holly do as well as she did against Bethe,” Zingano said. “I’m always a fan of watching (Bethe) get humbled, in that case it was instant. You have to give it to Holly, she’s amazing at implementing a gameplan.
“Recently, I was asked about fighting her and for it to be in contention of possibly fighting the winner of Cyborg (Justino) vs. (Megan) Anderson. My answer is hell yes. As soon as my body is ready to safely go back in there, the heads will be rolling once again. The results and trials of the treatments I’m focusing on are responding and that makes me happy to hear as an athlete, as well as a normal human. Longevity in health and sport are both my top priorities, as well as in the interest of the UFC, who is providing me huge support at this time.”
Zingano of course could also return to the Octagon against Bethe Correia given her comment about enjoying watching Correia get humbled.
Only time will tell.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/22/2017.