During the Oct. 2 episode of UFC Tonight, Zingano opened up about her feelings about the fight, and what she had to say was a shocker for many viewers.
"You know, as a fighter, you can feel your opponent," Zingano said. "You can tell that moment when they break and I feel like Miesha broke when we were already on the ground. I don't think it was an early stoppage by any means. I felt like, if anything, she let it go. The first knee I threw, I felt like Miesha had her heart broken and that she was down for the count. Those knees after that were just kind of a gift I felt was given by the ref. I think Kim Winslow did a good job. I think she's a good referee in that case and I really do think that was a good stoppage and I think Miesha knows it was, too."
Zingano is slated to fight the winner of Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate, but she admits she'll be sidelined at least until the new year.
"I've kind of had a battle with my knees for a while here," Zingano said. "My left knee, because I think for the compensation for taking care of my right knee, has been taking a little bit more wear and tear than it was used to. When I went to the doctor on Monday I asked about some of the motions and the movements I've been going through that have been causing me pain. They say it's indicative of something going on with my meniscus so I'm going to have a procedure done with stem cells (on Oct. 3) that is going to be in place of having clean up surgery instead."
Zingano is confident she could negate Rousey's armbar, but she says she's not specifically training for it.
"I think Ronda, in her back pocket, she always has that armbar in mind," Zingano said. "No one's really seen anything out of her yet. That doesn't mean she doesn't have anything. Like I said before, just because she's done it all the way up until now doesn't mean she can do it to everyone, which is why I state my case on training for her. I've never trained for a single person I've fought. I've only trained to improve. That's how I plan on continuing to go. I don't know why I would change my game now."