Zingano: Ref made right call
Cat Zingano battled back in the third round to stop Miesha Tate by TKO after most likely having lost the first two rounds. Zingano rocked Tate with a big knee and followed up with knees and elbows until referee Kim Winslow stopped the fight. In an interview, Tate felt the stoppage was early, but Zingano disagreed:
“It sucks to have a controversial call,” she said. “You never like to hear, ‘Oh, that shouldn’t have ended the fight’ or whatever. That sucks. I walked away because I felt she was done. If I didn’t think the fight was over I would’ve needed to be pulled off her. Between the three of us sitting right there and the damage Miesha was taking to her face, when the referee stepped in, that’s why it was easy to turn and walk away. Because it was about time. It was within a matter of a couple more strikes before it was going to be beyond return.
I kind of wish it would have gone on a little longer so there’s no questions, but I think [referee Winslow] did good job keeping Miesha safe.”