Cat Zingano was suppose to be coaching opposite UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter.
She was suppose to be her next challenger, as well.
Instead, a knee injury knocked Zingano out and led to Miesha Tate taking her place.
Since that time, Zingano has been working to recover from surgery, but recently found out that her other knee is now injured.
“I should be coming back in four months,” said Zingano, during a recent interview on UFC Tonight. “Hopefully by March or April. I’ve had a battle with my knees for a while.”
Zingano said it is “tough” to watch the reality series knowing it should be her on the show. She defeated Tate earlier this year to become the No. 1 contender.
“I realize I earned that spot,” she added. “I beat Miesha for it. It’s a little hard to watch.”
As for Rousey, someone Zingano feels she will eventually meet up with, and her devastating armbar, the fighter feels it isn’t completely invincible. So far, the former Olympian has won all of her pro MMA bouts via the hold in the first round.
“Absolutely,” Zingano said, when asked if she could get out of the armbar. “I don’t spend any time training on armbars. I think Ronda has her armbar in her back pocket and relies on it. I’m not training for any one fight, I train for me.”