UFC champ called out for disrespecting Ronda Rousey

Detest is a strong word. It means to dislike intensely. When thrown around, you know whoever said it means business. If you follow social media, then you know that Cat Zingano is pissed off and she means business.

Zingano does not approve of the way UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been acting since her 48-second annihilation of Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. Zingano took to Twitter to call out the champion, letting her know an ass-whooping is heading her way.

Since her victory over the former champion, Nunes has intensified her bad mouthing of Rousey and has started to develop, according to some, an inflated ego. A once humble champion has managed to piss off quite a few people in the matter of days.

Nunes has been telling anyone who will listen that she doesn’t understand how so many fighters lost to Rousey and that she always knew she could beat her. She is becoming the new Ronda Rousey. Rousey came under fire while champion for being too arrogant and disrespectful of her opponents. This was evident when she refused to shake Miesha Tate’s hand after their battle at UFC 168.

But now, with the trash talking and blatant disrespect for the pioneer of women’s MMA, Nunes is seemingly crawling into the villain role that Rousey abandoned upon losing her belt.

Rousey did have a propensity for rubbing people the wrong way. Many perceived her as a bully and have described her as a bit standoffish. However, regardless of your feelings toward Rousey, no one can deny the role she played in bringing women’s mixed martial arts to the UFC.

Zingano, who holds a TKO victory over Nunes back in 2014, wants another crack at the champion – this time to teach her a lesson. The social media war between the two is real, and only escalating.

When Amanda just comes out being a blatantly disrespectful asshole, I’m going to treat her like she’s a disrespectful asshole. That’s why she’s getting what she’s getting from me.

Cat Zingano via MMA Fighting

Coming off her only two career losses, Zingano was the last fighter to beat Nunes – it was also her last UFC win. Nunes is the top-ranked women’s bantamweight in the world and the No. 11 pound-for-pound fighter according to the UFC’s rankings. A Zingano victory in a rematch would not only take Nunes’ belt away but knock her down a few pegs, literally.

Wherever Ronda Rousey is, she must surely appreciate Zingano’s sense of vigilante justice. As for Nunes, one has to wonder if she’s ready to face the last fighter to knock her out.

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