UFC’s Cat Zingano Readying Body, Soul Before Return To Octagon

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Cat Zingano almost is ready. Her mind, her body and her spirit are beginning to work in unison again, the way they did when her life was perfect. She’s not there yet, but she’s close.

It takes time. For eight months — ever since her crushing loss to Ronda Rousey at UFC 184 in February — Zingano has been taking time to regroup and heal herself, mentally and physically. The carousel she was riding had spun so fast she needed to stop.

And so she did. Since February, she’s been resetting her life, not so much because of her 14-second defeat to Rousey but because she wanted and needed a break to work on making herself whole.

“I’m still here,” she said. “This was a really good thing to do for myself, to give myself the time. I’m watching the results with my body, I’m watching the results with my spirit and my personal life. I’m excited that I gave myself this gift.”

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Thumbnail photo via Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Images

Feb 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cat Zingano leaves the arena after she was defeated by Ronda Rousey (not pictured) in her women's bantamweight title bout at UFC 184 at Staples Center. Rousey won in the first round. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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