Former bantamweight title contender Cat Zingano sounds willing to take on any and all comers at the top of the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divsions.
She may be out of commission for a bit, but that doesn’t mean she’s not sharpening her knives. Former bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano is still recovering from an undisclosed injury. But, despite not having fought since her decision loss to Julianna Pena at UFC 200, she been staying in the gym at Alliance MMA in San Diego and paying close attention to the rest of the division.
After Holly Holm’s sensational knockout win over Bethe Correia at UFC Singapore last weekend, Zingano had some thoughts about what she wants upon her return. Not only does she want a fight against Holm, but she’s more than willing to take on the winner of the upcoming fight between Cristiane Justino vs Megan Anderson at UFC 214, if given the opportunity.
She discussed her intentions with Ariel Helwani over at MMAFighting.
“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.”
Again, there are no details as to Zingano’s condition or potential recovery time, so there’s no way to predict how soon she can be back in action. She remains 9-2 in her professional career. Her UFC record currently stands at 2-2, however, after back to back losses to former champion Ronda Rousey and Julianna Peña. But, given the state of both the featherweight and bantamweight divisions right now, she’s likely still in consideration as a top contender for match-ups with the divisional elite.