Ronda Rousey knows that Cat Zingano could last longer than 14 seconds in a fight.
Even though that was all it took for Rowdy to defeat Zingano in UFC 184 on Saturday, the reigning bantamweight champ is willing to give her adversary another shot. Zingano charged Rousey and knocked her down to start the fight, only to submit seconds later when Rousey turned the tables and locked her in an armbar.
“I sat down in front of her afterward, and I said ‘I’m happy to do this again sometime,’ you know?” Rousey told FOX Sports 1 after the fight. “It’s hard to feel like you really tested yourself when something like that happens, so I think if we fought again it would be very, very different, just like when me and Miesha Tate fought again.”
Rousey’s first fight against Tate lasted just 4:27, but the rematch went into the third round despite the fact that Rousey still won, so there’s reason to believe that Zingano could do the same.
Zingano certainly would be up for a rematch, too, as her first words after the crushing defeat were, “I want to do it again.”
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