Cat Zingano suffered a first-round TKO loss to Megan Anderson at the UFC 232 event this past Saturday. The result has been a controversial talking point on social media ever since.
The bout ended in bizarre fashion when Anderson landed a high kick to Zingano’s face. As Zingano attempted to dodge the strike, one of Anderson’s toes went directly into her eye, forcing her to turn away from her opponent, with the referee stepping in and ruling it a TKO win for Anderson.
“I have a damaged iris, damaged retina, hemorrhage in the back of my eye, increased globe pressure and of course the laceration,” Zingano told ESPN on Monday. “They want me back at the doctor every three to four days to make sure there’s no detachment on the retina.
“Right now, they have to keep it dilated and on steroids for the next two weeks to keep the pressure down.”
The ‘Alpha’ one also went on to mention that she is considering appealing the result. Should such an appeal be unsuccessful, Megan Anderson has already stated on multiple occasions that she is ‘more than happy’ to grant Zingano a rematch.
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