UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is now set to face reigning women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes inside the octagon. That being said, MMA phenom Cat Zingano is ready if either fighter pulls out of the match up.
Nunes and Cyborg are set to fight at UFC 232 on Dec. 29. Likewise, Cat Zingano will face Megan Anderson in the featherweight division on the same card.
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Cat Zingano has now come forward to discuss her thoughts on the upcoming match up.
“I believe it was Cris who was out there saying that she wanted to petition for there to be an alternate training to get ready, because she was worried Amanda was going to pull out. And I’m sitting there — I get it. I don’t know how many times Amanda has been pulled out or has pulled herself out, but enough for it to be a concern, and so it’s like, ‘Well, there is a likeliness there, and maybe that’s what’s up. I’ll join in, see what ends up happening, get ready for it.’ I’ve wanted to be in camp. I’ve been feeling antsy. I’ve been feeling stationary right now and it’s been kinda hard. I had goals of wanting to get a third fight within the year, and that’s really what was open.
“I wasn’t sure that it was going to happen, I was hoping it was going to happen, but this is what’s next and I’m just excited to have something on the calendar right now. I’ve been feeling on fire. I’ve been feeling excited to get my hands on people again. I’ve been good, everything’s been right lately, so I just want to keep that momentum.”
“That’s how it originally started, so I’m gonna assume [that’s how things still stand], and yeah, it’s clear. And the way Cyborg was trying to say that it would be tournament-style — so maybe me and Megan would be the No. 1 contender fight, they’re the title fight, so our winner fights their winner is kinda the vibe that I’m getting. But I guess we’ll see. We’ll see what happens. Results talk.”