After beating Cat Zingano in a mere 14 seconds, Ronda Rosey is willing to give Zingano a second shot at her Bantamweight title.
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who defeated Cat Zingano at UFC 184, says she felt bad for beating Zingano so quickly and offered her a rematch.
In a highly-anticipated main event at UFC 184, Rousey defeated Zingano in only 14 seconds to retain her Bantamweight Championship – setting a UFC record for shortest championship bout in the process.
After beating Zingano in the record time, Rousey knelt down next to her defeated foe and hugged her. In an interview with FOX Sports Rousey said:
“I said ‘I’m happy to do this again anytime,’ you know? It’s hard to feel like you tested yourself when something like that happens, so I think if we fought again it would be very, very different, just like when me and Miesha Tate fought again.”
Though Rousey showed a great deal of respect for Zingano in the weeks leading up to the match, it didn’t stop her from taking advantage of a blatant opening Zingano left at the start of the match, easily taking her down and making Zingano tap out to a straight armbar – the same move that helped her win eight of her matches.
“She’s the most well-rounded fighter that I’ve come across, and she has the best mentality of any opponent that I’ve come across yet,” Rousey said earlier this month.
Rousey’s dominance in MMA has been staggering since her debut in 2011. During her undefeated of 11 wins, Rousey has beaten eight of her opponents in less than one minute, and has only had one match that lasted longer than one round. Her win over Zingano was the shortest of her career, topping her 0:16 victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175