White: Zingano still number one contender


Before her knee injury, Cat Zingano was slated to face Ronda Rousey for the UFC Women's Bantamweight title. Miesha Tate stepped in and will square off with Rousey at UFC 168, but despite the layoff, Zingano has maintained her number one contender status upon her return:

(When asked about Zingano's health)

"She's doing good," White said. "Hopefully she stays healthy and we can get her back by summer."

(When asked if she would be an immediate contender)

"Oh she's the number one. She's numero uno, when she's healthy she'll be ready to go."

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NomoRomophobia site profile image  

12/28/13 5:44 PM by NomoRomophobia

Rude and gay ^

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12/28/13 11:30 AM by the_truth_be_spoken

  in not that fussy but i wouldn't touch that, man like body, man like hands and yellow teeth!  

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12/27/13 5:30 PM by OCJudoTrngCtr

Osbot, Actually, I do get it.   I did not say Ronda could be the lead in a $150M budget movie.  I said she had name recognition and that is why she is there. The entire point of someone like her being in a movie is that her name does have value and will bring in incremental fans far above the costs of having her be in the movie.  We do not disagree. It was his claim that   "Real talk no one knows who Ronda is or what she does."    It is simply incremental evidence that people do know who she is, and not just within the MMA community.  If "no one knows who Ronda is or what she does.", the studios would not use her.  If  "no one knows who Ronda is or what she does." she doesn't get magazine covers, nor guest roles on all the talk shows. If she has no appeal outside of the world of MMA, it isn't likely that William Morris signs her as a client. If you don't believe me, will you believe Dana White? ""She is phenomenal, you know? I never saw the women's thing coming and especially as big and as powerful as it's been. Ronda Rousey has turned into a huge superstar for us. She's brought media attention that we never had. I mean, even a guy like Anderson Silva, who is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, has broken every record in UFC history, I mean, she gets media that this guy doesn't get. She's talented, she's smart, she's funny and like you said, she's pretty, but more importantly, she's a badass." http://www.mmamania.com/2013/5/24/4359300/dana-white-ronda-rousey-bigger-media-draw-than-anderson-silva-mma I really don't know what evidence has to be brought to the table to show that she has appeal beyond the typical MMA fan.  The evidence has poured in from just about every possible source. Sources that have  investments in her or the projects she is associated, some of them large. If you believe that "Real talk no one knows who Ronda is or what she does." is correct, then you know better than a whole lot of people who have invested the other way.        

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12/27/13 2:19 PM by Osbot

You kind of don't get it.They throw these people in, not because they are big stars, but because they are minor attractions to a subset of fans that may be on the fence for purchasing a ticket.This is how the accountants are really thinking."Oh, our predictions are 700M at the box office for the third movie, how can we bump that up? Well we can throw that MMA chick into the movie. We can expect around 200k serious fans purchasing a ticket + perhaps as many more for curiosity sake."That's how it works. They are literally just throwing people into the movies with minor roles because they know that x number of people will pay to see their favorite fighter or whomever. You do that with enough people and it adds up.

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12/27/13 2:01 PM by FOX Force Five

Cat had her teethed cleaned recently.

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12/27/13 1:54 PM by Genghis84

Why would I email you? All you do is troll threads and talk about Japanese porn. I doubt you're even interested in MMA outside the 1-2 things you post every day.

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12/27/13 1:53 PM by Genghis84

Is that a yes or no? I guarantee you will hop on the Cat band wagon if Ronda wins on the 28th. Probably even put some money on it. Then if she loses you'll suddenly start pimping Alexis in every post. You're that predictable.

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12/27/13 12:47 PM by garlic jr

And genghis im not betting 25 on the whole card. come fight night with props I will have close to 50-60 bets. So you can see what my sizes are. I could help you out. I make a good amount. But you seem not to like me. Wont even take my email.

garlic jr site profile image  

12/27/13 12:44 PM by garlic jr

How much do you bet? the larger the underdog the smaller the bet. It's simple math.

Genghis84 site profile image  

12/27/13 12:42 PM by Genghis84

Funny. Are you going to bet 25 dollars on Zingano too?