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What’s next for Cat Zingano? The UFC releases former title challenger

What’s next for Cat Zingano? The UFC releases former title challenger

The Cat Zingano era is over in the UFC. Like right meow.

And yes, MiddleEasy has used the same exact banner image for Zingano before. Just really like Cat Power and don’t know how many more times it will be appropriate to use.

Big up’s to Chan Marshall and props to Zingano for TKO-ing Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes in back to back fights in 2013-2014.

Our friends over at MMA Junkie with the breaking news about Zingano and the UFC parting ways.

“After seven fights under the promotion’s banner, Cat Zingano no longer is a member of the UFC

Two persons with knowledge of the situation told MMA Junkie of the release. The persons asked to remain anonymous since the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, and typically does not make official statements about fighters who are cut.”

Maybe the wildest stat here is that Cat Zingano has somehow only fought seven times for the UFC. 1-2 in her last three fights, it’s still surprising UFC released Zingano.

Without digging into rumors, maybe this was a mutual decision? Zingano was active in 2018, fighting three times, but maybe the UFC didn’t want to pay her veteran salary?

The UFC being… *clutches pearls*

Or maybe Zingano wanted to fight somewhere different? Alpha Cat made a cool $50,000 in her last UFC fight and freed from Reebok’s clutches, maybe she wants to explore the sponsorship market during the last few fights of her career?

Possible landing spots for Cat Power’s favorite fighter?

1) Bellator: For Scott Coker reasons and a 145 pound division.
2) ONE Championship: That biggest promo in Asia and lots of bank notes.
3) Rizin: For the simple fact, every cool fighter should fight in a ring, in Japan at least once.
4) WWE: Boss Fight? Never forget.

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