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Rousey ends Zingano in just 14 seconds

Cat Zingano really, really screwed up in his title fight against Ronda Rousey and it forced her to tap in just 14 seconds. But that doesn't mean she isn't still the most dangerous opponent Rousey could have.

Cat Zingano really, really screwed up in his title fight against Ronda Rousey and it forced her to tap in just 14 seconds. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t still the most dangerous opponent Rousey could have.

Cat Zingano wasted her shot at Ronda Rousey.

She was way to aggressive from the jump, ran in un-composed, left herself vulnerable and in just 14 seconds, was forced to tap out.

She knows it was a terrible decision. After the fight she was in disbelief. It wasn’t disbelief that she lost, it was disbelief that she put herself in position to lose the way she did.

It was a huge mistake and she deserves to be penalized for it but in a way, she should get another opportunity. Fans want to see the fight and were deprived of it. Zingano ran in trying to hit a flying knee from the opening bell but got caught by Rousey, flipped over on her head. She gave up her back, left her arm in Rousey’s grip, and that is never a good decision. Rousey pulled Zingano’s arm back with her elbow being pressured and got the straight armbar locked in and forced the tap out.

Somehow, Rousey found a way to top her 16-second TKO victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 when she just pounded her face in after flipping her over. While people were deprived of a hyped-up fight, one that many people paid good money to see on Pay-Per-View and even more money to watch live in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, they did get to witness Rousey just prove that she’s undoubtedly the best.

While she gets a ton of credit and respect for just wrecking through the women’s division in UFC with incredible skill and submission maneuvers, she has never put herself in a bad position either.

Zingano is powerful and knockout out five of her nine previous opponents. But she had no clue how to approach the best in the world. She rushed it and tried to make a splash but got caught an embarrassed. She should have waited it out, sized Rousey up. It’s frustrating to see two people stand center octagon for a minute just moving their head and circling each other but it usually sets up something exciting.

Composure is very important when fighting. Zingano learned that first hand.

And that is why she should get another shot. Rousey’s win, as impressive as it was, was still more of a loss by “Alpha” Cat. Zingano is still incredibly powerful and incredible dangerous. This loss is only going to make her better because she got a hard lesson that she’ll never forget.

Even though Rousey mentioned possibly taking the zero out of the loss column next to Bethe Correia’s name or taking on 18-time world champion boxer and star kick boxer Holly Holm, who won a split decision in her UFC debut, there isn’t really anybody truly worthy of a title shot. The people want to see a real fight between Rousey and Zingano. They didn’t get it because of a mistake by the challenger but that still doesn’t mean Zingano isn’t her most dangerous opponent.

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