Cat Zingano sat down with FanSided to speak about her forthcoming Bellator bout and her journey in her vocation.
Cat Zingano is gearing up for her 2nd wander to the Bellator cage. Immediately after signing with the corporation back in 2019, Zingano created her debut in September of 2020. Now following a couple of months off, she is prepared for her 2nd battle in Bellator. Prior to the bout, Zingano sat down with FanSided to examine her journey to this battle and during her vocation. Because this is her 2nd-time struggle through the COVID-19 lockdown era, she is feeling more organized and is aware of what to be expecting.
“It seriously helped getting the 1st combat definitely for the duration of the peak of quarantine and COVID being super stringent and odd,” Zingano claimed. “Now that points are a minor little bit much more laxed, I do not know how substantially additional laxed due to the fact I’m not there still, but when we do get there it will not be a first. It won’t be the 1st time I’m stuck in my home for 48 several hours, will not be the 1st time I have to figure out how to slash weight without the need of a sauna, devoid of a bathtub, I do have experience with all of this things. I know what to bring and I know what I’ll will need. There are a good deal additional questions answered than just concerns like I had in the initially a single.”
Prior to signing with Bellator, Zingano had a lengthy and successful job in the UFC. She fought for a title at 135 kilos again in 2015 and because decided to move up in bodyweight. Zingano is happy to be in Bellator and the transition has been a very good one particular. She spoke about the stress the UFC puts on the fighters and how she has a lot more time to target on her coaching with her new Bellator house.
“They (the UFC) aid dwelling up to their stereotypes,” Zingano stated. “They want persons to be interesting regardless of whether it is a good or unfavorable way, that is great and it’s nice but we don’t generally know what to do. Everybody is kind of guess like ‘what do I require to do to be a person who will make cash,’ due to the fact it is not as a lot about how you do as it is about what you say and how you act. That aspect receives tricky. Bellator, they just want to consider care of you and they want to take care of you and respect you as a martial artist. They assume you to do superior in your fights and help you so you can. That is a seriously major deal and a truly significant variance. I respect the serene that gets to come with that and the interest that receives to go into my coaching camp. I get to put so a great deal more of my energy into me and into my relaxation and into the adrenaline and endorphins that I get to put anywhere due to the fact I never have to sit and guess at what I need to have to do outside of the cage.”
Now as portion of the Bellator featherweight division, Zingano is concentrated to do her very best and fight the ideal. Not essentially on the lookout for a title shot, Zingano thinks that targeting the most effective opponents can direct to the belt becoming hers at the conclude of the working day.
“I sense like we are all supposed to say that the belt is the ultimate target, but definitely I see it as battling my most effective fights, and that earning me the next best struggle, and whoever is regarded as the best at that time then I want to combat them,” Zingano reported. “I want to see me versus them and what they have as far as their capabilities and what I own as considerably as my abilities and who figures it out. I would enjoy to see some of my rematches in my lifetime. I would surely adore to come to feel that belt wrapped around my midsection. I have completed so considerably in this sport.”:
Zingano will get on Olivia Parker on April 9 on the primary card of Bellator 256. Even with Parker remaining a new addition to the Bellator roster, Zingano is not overlooking this tricky opponent. Bellator 256 will be held in the Mohegan Sunshine Arena in Uncasville, CT. The party is headlined by a mild heavyweight Grand Prix matchup involving Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida.