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So It Turns Out a Back Injury Was to Blame For Rousey vs. Zingano Being Delayed (Again)

We know what you’re thinking, “How could someone with the kind of dexterity displayed above ever suffer from back problems?” And to be honest, we can’t really tell you, but we do now know that back issues were to blame for the most recent delay in the Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano title fight.

If you recall, Zingano vs. Rousey was supposed to serve as the co-main event of UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on January 3rd, but was suddenly pushed back 2 months to the co-main event of UFC 184 in February for undisclosed reasons. The online community’s reaction to this development came swiftly and with vengeance, falling just below¬†their reaction to the title of the next Stars Wars movie¬†on the scale of Faux Internet Outrage.

“I’ve gotta wait two more months for this sh*tty fight? Rousey is so fake!” cried @DopeBeatzforJeezus.

“Oversaturation in MMA is the single biggest problem facing America, and this is proof of that. #ThanksObama #TBT #PrayforWeezy” wrote @Uzi4U2.

Well, it turns out the UFC actually had a legitimate reason for delaying Rousey vs. Zingano, and it once again falls on the shoulders of the challenger. According to a report on UFC Tonight, Zingano had been booked for a quick turnaround against Rousey despite being handed down a 6-month suspension following her win over Amanda Nunes at UFC 178 in September. Knowing that her “ailing back” would not be ready to compete by then, Zingano’s camp requested that the fight be pushed back to UFC 184, which it then was. One can only imagine how this news will affect my bookie’s already insane view of Zingano’s chances.

But there you have it, nerds, now can we please get back to what’s *really* important here? I mean, The Force Awakens? More like The Force Needs to Awaken Some Better Writers, amiright?

-J. Jones

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