There has been a lot of discussion regarding whether or not the stoppage in the Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano fight was premature and Tate has been adamant that she was still in the fight. Tate’s latest rant about the stoppage came on her official Facebook fan page, where she posted a photo and caption saying she is ready for a rematch with Zingano, but not if there is a certain third person in the cage.
“Can’t help my nose bleeds a lot still frustrated at the stoppage, think the ref freaked because of blood when she should have been focusing on the fact that I was still perfectly coherent and shooting for a takedown after two solid knees landed,” Tate said in her Facebook post. “I was still in the fight and up on the score cards.
“Can’t pay enough respect to Cat she’s a warrior & I’d love the honor of fighting her in the future again but NOT with Kim Winslow as the ref.”
For what it is worth, UFC president Dana White stands behind Winslow’s decision to stop the fight. However, many believe there was an illegal knee that rocked Tate before the fight ending flurry.
When you watch the finish, you can see Tate shoots for a takedown but misses before Winslow stops the fight. Here is the finish, via Zombie Pophet:
What do you think of the stoppage? Was it the right call or was Tate robbed of an opportunity to finish the fight? Sound off in the comments section.