The past several months have been rough on Cat Zingano, as she suffered a devastating knee injury and an even more devastating personal loss.
Zingano, who was named the No. 1 contender to the UFC female bantamweight title after defeating Miesha Tate, remains on the sidelines, said UFC president Dana White.
“She’s had a lot of stuff to deal with – mentally, physically, emotionally,” said White, during his media scrum Wednesday in Canada. “Everybody knows what happened with her knee and then the other tragedy (the death of her husband in January).”
Sarah Kaufman, who bested Leslie Smith this week for her first UFC victory, challenged Zingano to a fight in June, but White didn’t want to confirm if that date would work for her.
Zingano took to Twitter on Friday to let it be known that she should be cleared in just a few weeks from her knee issues.
“Going to get my last set of PRP injections (Friday),” she wrote. “Couple weeks left and my knees will be cleared.”
The 31-year-old is a perfect 8-0 in her pro career, including wins over Tate, Raquel Pennington and Barb Honchak. Of her eight victories, six of them have been finishes, including three submission wins.
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) April 18, 2014