"You know, as a fighter, you can feel your opponent. You can tell that moment when they break and I feel like Miesha broke when we were already on the ground," Zingano said. "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 added that she was told she's fighting the winner of Tate vs Rousey, and that she thinks the latter will emerge victorious.
However, she says she's not training for Rousey's signature armbar.
"I think Ronda, in her back pocket, she always has that armbar in mind. 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," Zingano said of Rousey. "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."
Zingano is still a few months away from her return, which sets her up nicely to take on the winner of Tate vs Rousey, sometime in early-2014.
"I've kind of had a battle with my knees for a while here. 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," Zingano said. "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."