Zingano: I broke Miesha Tate’s heart

Thursday, October 03, 2013

No. 1 UFC women’s bantamweight challenger Cat Zingano  appeared on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight, and discussed her injuries, hopes at a title shot, and Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

On who will win at UFC 168 on December 28.

“I’m not chasing Miesha. I already beat her so I’m really looking forward to Ronda winning that fight starting right back where I left off.”

“As a fighter, you can feel your opponent. You can tell that moment when they break and I feel like Miesha broke when we were already on the ground. I don’t think it was an early stoppage by any means. I felt like, if anything, she let it go. The first knee I threw, I felt like Miesha had her heart broken and that she was down for the count. Those knees after that were just kind of a gift I felt was given by the ref. I think Kim Winslow did a good job.”

On how much time she is practicing armbar defense.


“I think Ronda, in her back pocket, she always has that armbar in mind. No one’s really seen anything out of her yet. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t have anything. Like I said before, just because she’s done it all the way up until now doesn’t mean she can do it to everyone, which is why I state my case on training for her. I’ve never trained for a single person I’ve fought. I’ve only trained to improve. That’s how I plan on continuing to go. I don’t know why I would change my game now.”

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