Tate to replace injured Zingano as TUF coach opposite Rousey


Last month Cat Zingano defeated Miesha Tate by referee stoppage in the third round. The victory not only earned her a shot at Ronda Rousey's bantamweight title, but also the role as coach on the next season of the Ultimate Fighter opposite Rousey.

According to a tweet from UFC Tonight and unfortunately it looks as though a knee injury has forced Zingano to step down from both of those opportunities:

#BREAKING: @CatZingano has dropped out of TUF Season 18 due to knee injury. She'll be replaced by @MieshaTate. Story developing...

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UFC President Dana White came on the Underground tonight as well to report that Zingano already had her knee surgery and was recovering:

From: dfw jr
Posted: 5/28/13 8:15 PM
Posts: 1474

Cat just got out she went to the best knee surgeon in the country. He said it went great. Phone Post

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DanTheWolfman site profile image  

5/30/13 4:20 PM by DanTheWolfman

Sarah if ud like an interview on ur side of things contact me on here PM or danthewolfman@hotmail.com thanks

pursuitofhappiness site profile image  

5/30/13 3:01 PM by pursuitofhappiness

VTFDStop being such a sheep

Poindexter site profile image  

5/30/13 1:14 PM by Poindexter

Agreed one hundred percent.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

5/30/13 12:42 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Look, I'll agree that Cat Zingano is too credible to fake an injury. By no means am I saying that. However, if you don't think she'd accept a payday to step aside with the promise of title shot later; you're a fool. Cat was on Fund A Fighter asking for donations to fund training camp to which I donated. Funny but Tate won't need to raise money for camp by selling old towels. Cat obviously could use a few bucks. Why not get the knee scoped to fix a lingering injury, take the step aside payday and get to fight the winner later on?I'm not saying she did this. But I can't say no fighter would. Especially one that was willing to sign the outfit she wore to TUF open work outs for 2500 bucks. Imagine if she was offered medical covered for her knee PLUS 50k?All to step aside so the more TV friendly character could appear on the UFC flagship show which absolutely needs press with the first men-women season. Yeah, maybe she decided to go ahead and step aside and get that nagging knee injury fixed. It's a possibility and one which looks ever more realistic when it allows the UFC to luck into the very situation they wanted to promote initially.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

5/30/13 12:31 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

My problem is Ronda's "this was what everyone wanted all along" comment coupled with Dana suddenly burying Cat. This is the first time he has denigrated her loss by now saying Tate won the first two and if it had gone to the cards, blah blah blah. Dana goes with the everyday bad shit happens line but this was the BEST news he and Ronda ever got. Cat vs Ronda would have been friendly. Imagine if Cat beat Ronda?Youd have a married champ, not exactly cover model looking and Ronda now is beaten. With Tate, it's win/win. If Tate wins the UFC still gets a marketable hot chick fighter. If Tate wins they can sell Tate-Rousey III. Rousey-Zingano was lose/lose from the jump. Cat beating Tate was like Bigfoot stomping Overeem. Only they didn't get to pull Bigfoot from his title shot and replace him with the more marketable guy he beat.

GOREILLAMAN site profile image  

5/30/13 12:03 PM by GOREILLAMAN

VTFD.As much as the UFC may like this. There isn't a snowballs chance in hell Cat would sacrifice her integrity with a injury. You fuckers and your tinfoil hats need to use some god damn logic.

MisterMr site profile image  

5/30/13 11:51 AM by MisterMr

Are you retarded Dana? If Cat is injured don't give the loser, Tate the title shot.McMann VS Rousey. If Rousey is a real champion she should say and want this fight too.

pursuitofhappiness site profile image  

5/30/13 10:14 AM by pursuitofhappiness

Why is this a surpise to everyone? Clearly the UFC wants an attractive person opposite coach another attractive person for the real world ultimate fighter... The UFC doesn't want to take a chance on their golden child to lose so why would they call McMann or Davis? They call someone coming off of a KO loss. Remember this whole division is Ronda Rousey nobody else (unfortunately). This is why the UFC created a womens division - for her (cause she was on conan). As soon Cat beat Tate I laughed and said there's no way Cat is gonna coach opposite of Ronda. She's too big of a threat and wouldn't be interesting enough for the real world reality show... and what do you know a couple days ago they post a pic of her surgery? I wonder how much money they gave her to not do the show, and to take the title shot at a later date. I'm guessing an insane amount and she couldn't turn it down.

Radio Raheem site profile image  

5/30/13 9:23 AM by Radio Raheem


MisterMr site profile image  

5/30/13 8:55 AM by MisterMr

Sara McMann deserves it more. Damn UFC...