All the buzz in women's MMA has been around the upcoming debut of Ronda Rousey in the UFC as she squares off with Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157. While that fight is getting a lot of publicity, the future of women within the organization continues to be a source of confusion for many. Is the UFC out to promote women in general, or are they just out to capitalize on the new found fame of Ronda Rousey? We may have just learned the answer.
Thursday night on the Pro MMA Insider Show, Cat Zingano was one of the featured guests. While responding to a question from King Mo about who and when she would fight next, she may have let the cat out of the bag (pun intended).
"I am looking forward to fighting in the UFC in April or May and I am looking to get a fight with Meisha Tate," she replied.
It certainly stands to reason that the UFC will have to open doors to more of the ladies than just Rousey, and this statement goes a long way towards showing the UFC has made plans to actively promote women's MMA. Meisha Tate and Cat Zingano would also be logical choices for them to showcase since both are among the best females in the world and are easy on the eyes as well. It seems the combination of skill and looks are the way to Dana White's heart, as he has signed Ronda Rousey and had previously attempted to bring in Gina Carano.
When pressed for more details, Zingano was reluctant to do so stating that things are far from being official at this point. However, the thought of Cat Zingano and Meisha Tate squaring off in the Octagon has to be music to the ears of their fans.