Cat Zingano Opens Up About Removal Of Breast Implants
For Bellator contender Cat Zingano, making the decision to change her body is one that has given her a new sense of fighting.
For Cat Zingano, making a change to her body has made a change to her fighting style.
Zingano returns to action Friday night at Bellator 293 when she faces Leah McCourt. The bout serves as the co-main event live on Showtime.
The former UFC title contender decided to make a major change to have her breast implants removed.
“One huge adjustment. I know I mentioned it on my social media before, but I had my breast implants removed,” Zingano said. “I was feeling sick with them. I saw someone who had a lot of the same complaints and symptoms, and she found that she was rejecting her implants. So, I researched it, and there’s an illness you can have to them. It was a shot in the dark, but if it works, I feel like I would be glad that I did that before my career was over. In October 2019, I committed to doing it.
“We did the procedure, and within hours I saw crazy results: my vision was better, I lost a ton of weight, I don’t have that inflammation anymore, I was able to get off anti-depressants. I keep seeing issues that I didn’t even realize were affecting me disappear.
“It was a life-changer for me. I feel like a better athlete and a healthier person. It was vulnerable and scary, but I wouldn’t take it back.”
A veteran of the sport, she is thrilled to see the growth of women’s MMA.
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“I think it’s really cool to see women corners and coaches,” she said. “I really like seeing that. It’s a powerful dynamic. The women’s fights are so intense; they’re wild and crazy, and I lot of that does come from outside the box thinking.
“I even hear people say that they like watching the women’s fights more because they’re so intense.”
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