Yesterday afternoon, highly ranked UFC bantamweight Cat Zingano decided to follow in Dana White and Conor McGregor’s footsteps. The 33 year old jiu-jitsu purple belt plucked a Sasha Banks’ Tweet promoting her match at this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) out of the air and tried to fire up the “mixed martial arts = real; pro wrestling = fake” argument.
Not a bad move from a business perspective. Cat’s on a two-fight losing streak (but does have a TKO win over current champ Amanda Nunes on her resume) and turning a quick Tweet into a bunch of free publicity from angry pro wrestlers and their fans is worth a shot.
Credit to Sasha and the pro graps world, though. They’re learning to stop taking the bait.