Ronda Rousey: ‘Cat Zingano was lighting Miesha Tate up.’

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was on hand at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale: Faber Vs Jorgensen ins Las Vegas, Nevada to find out her next opponent and who she would be coaching against on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter. Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano fought for almost three rounds, but it was Zingno who pulled off the upset win in the third by technical knockout. Rousey was on hand to discuss what she thought of the second women’s bout in the UFC, and she talked about her first impressions of the bout and what she expects out of Zingano when they fight in December.

She told MMAJunkie:

 “It kind of went the way I expected. Cat looked a lot better at workouts. Miesha is usually the type that really fights above herself in competition, which is one of her better attributes. Miesha looked really good. I thought the fight was stopped maybe a little prematurely, but Cat looked amazing, too. I don’t want to take anything away from her. She was lighting her up… If Miesha wants to complain the fight should have been stopped, then she shouldn’t have been in that situation in the first place. I was really impressed with Cat tonight. I saw a lot of things that were helpful, so I’m glad I came and saw it live. So yeah, I’m looking forward to ‘TUF.’ It’s going to be cool.”

“Technically, Cat has a better record than I do right now. She’s 8-0. I’m 7-0. Who was it? Was it like Rashad and Lyoto who were the only two undefeated people fighting for a championship before? So this is something very uncommon and very special, and I’m happy to be a part of it. I always think of myself as the underdog, regardless of what other people think.”

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