Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano Was Pushed Back Because of a Back Injury

November 5, 2014
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A back injury is to blame for the delay in the UFC women’s title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Cat Zingano.

According to a report from UFC Tonight, Zingano would not have been ready for the original Jan. 3 fight date in Las Vegas due to her ailing back. The Nevada Athletic Commission gave Zingano a six-month suspension following her win on Sept. 27, which forced the UFC to push the fight back to Feb. 28 at UFC 184.

SEE ALSO: Ronda Rousey Says Cris Cyborg Should Be Charged with Attempted Homicide

Rousey and Zingano were first going to be the co-main event to Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC 182. When the bout was moved, the two top female bantamweights c0-main event status stayed the same, as the two were picked as second fiddle to Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort in Los Angeles.

Rousey said she wasn’t happy about the move, she revealed on The MMA Hour, but added that she just shows up to fight when the UFC tells her.

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  • Bass Rutten

    that zingano is a joke

    • Bass Ruttens Daddy

      oh really, because shes fighting ronda…

    • kcfield

      Bass: Not a joke–just unproven in the big leagues. Can’t really dis someone who is undefeated, unless they are ducking folks, and she’s not–she did fight Tate, which was the best available to her at the time. She’ll fight anyone.

  • kcfield

    The fight is only five months after the previous fight–was Zingano’s six month suspension reduced? The article doesn’t address this.

  • onepunch

    Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano are going to have a great fight, which will be co-main event before the main event itself, Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier. Don’t forget, that the first time Jones has participated in the UFC main event was against Brandon Vera, who makes his long awaited One FC debut against Igor Subora, on December 5th in Philippines. What a great fight it’s going to be! A very well-rounded and experienced Vera against a sambo practitioner from Ukraine!

  • Roger

    Whenever it happens… Cat Zingano will fall like any other. Ronda is just way above her class.

    • D. A. Isley

      “Rock’n Ronda” is a BEAST in the octagon.

  • dandogood

    Cat has zero chance of beating Rousey.

  • George Rue

    Seems like everyone who wants to fight Honda Cat and Cris are both injured. that sucks. I wanna see Honda get her face beat in.

    • joe

      Ok heorge hue

  • JitsuOne

    Cat has set a precedent as a slow starter and Ronda bolts out of the gate. Anything can happen however it’s probable Ronda will finish her quickly in the first round.

  • Brian Tietge

    Zingano is already putting the excuses in place for when Rousey beats her in 30 seconds.

  • Damn, retards can’t train without getting injured

  • Wet Fart

    Those two’s clits are bigger than Brock Lesnar’s dong and testicles.

    • Allister9

      wierd comment

  • Cat Dinganos

    Would not rule Zingano out. Her striking is solid.

  • penandpaper

    Hopefully she doesn’t sustain a serious injury to her back when they fight.

  • Allister9

    Im hoping for a good competitive fight but i just dont see it. Rousey will likely finish her fairly quick.

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