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Miesha Tate Not Impressed By Cat Zingano

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Miesha Tate isn’t giving former opponent Cat Zingano much of a chance when she steps inside the Octagon to challenge Ronda Rousey for the UFC female bantamweight title.

Tate, in an interview with the MMA Underground, believes Zingano’s slow start to fights will ultimately doom her against the “finishing machine” known as Rousey.

“I think Ronda’s gonna win the fight,” she said. “Zingano coming off a slow start two fights in a row is not going to serve her well against Ronda, who is a fight-finishing machine.

“She finishes fights in the first round. You can’t come out with a slow pace and expect to (survive) with Ronda.”

Rousey has stopped both contenders Sara McMann and Alexis Davis in just over a minute combined this year, adding to the seven previous first round wins she has. Tate is the only person to push Rousey out of the first round, falling in the third this past December in their rematch.

While nothing has been made official, Rousey-Zingano is being penciled in as the co-main event to UFC 182 on January 3 from Las Vegas.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    i was gonna say I’d like to see Miesha Tate take that much damage in a first round and come back to win the fight. But she doesn’t actually say she’s not impressed with Cat Zingano, just says that she can’t get caught in that position early against someone like Ronda. Which is true
    Awesome comeback by Cat in that fight, she had no business staying conscious at the end of that first round

  • hindsightufuk says:

    also pound for pound worst picture of any fighter ever for the front page of this article!

  • Screenplaya says:

    100% agree with Hindsight on both posts.

    Tate is right on the money. If Zingano starts against Rousey the way she stared this week and against Tate, she will be unconscious or one-armed within one minute.

  • Screenplaya says:

    Either start quicker, or learn to write with both hands, just in case. :)

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I didnt know you could take a bad pic of Meisha. The headline made it sound like Tate was putting Cat down which isnt the case here. I was very happy Cat won saturday especially after Nunes actually calling for this fight saying it was a very winnable one for her ( she only wanted it because of the layoff i think and wanted to catch Cat rusty ).

  • AlphaOmega says:

    One thing though is that Cat won’t have all the setbacks she did in this fight going into the Ronda fight, the massive injury, her husband killing himself (I initially had that as herself, Cat is a zombie). So maybe she will be a little clearer headed fighting Ronda, then again maybe not and the mystique will destroy her before she gets a chance even in the cage

  • fanoftna33 says:

    For Cat I think it was a perfect fight after that long of a layoff, she got tagged, made it through a very rough spot and dominated the rest of the fight, unlike Dominic Cruz who also looked perfect but he didnt really make it far in the fight although what he did was show he is still so far ahead of the average.


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