Dana White Says Cat Zingano Needs a Warmup Fight Before Rousey
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.31.2014
It's best for her...
Dana White spoke with MMAjunkie about a possible title fight for Cat Zingano in her return bout and more. Check out the highlights:
On a potential title fight for Zingano: "She's not ready now. Ronda is going to fight, and then Ronda is going to take some time off. (Zingano has) been out for a long time, so it does make sense for her to come back, get a fight, (and) reintroduce her to everybody because she's been gone for so long. If she came in and fought for the title and won it, she'd have to fight everybody anyway. That's the way I always look at it. These guys that say, ‘I'm going to wait.' If you believe you're going to win the title, you're going to have to fight all these people anyway. You might as well do it now."
On Zingano getting a warmup fight first: "I think it's 100 percent in her best interest to do this fight first. She's coming off a real hard time. Get a good tuneup fight in there, reintroduce her to everybody, and put her on a big FOX card. It makes all the sense in the world."
On Zingano: "I've been talking to her quite a bit. This is a good thing for her; it's not a negative thing, and she's the No. 1 contender. But she'd just be waiting to come back, so it doesn't make sense."