Cat Zingano may have avoided a severe injury on Saturday.

The one time bantamweight title challenger watched her first foray at 145 pounds end in catastrophic fashion every time a high kick against Megan Anderson stopped their contest only 61 minutes to the opening around their UFC 232 preliminary bout at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.. However, it wasn’t even the effect of the attack that put Zingano a way.

Replays clearly showed that Anderson’s left scraped Zingano’s right eye, causing Zingano to turn off with her eyes shut and come to an end against the cage. Referee Marc Goddard stepped into wave away the bout once he found Zingano was at danger without a further protecting himself.

Zingano additionally asked how a “toe digit poke” during a struggle needs to be dealt with in comparison with an eye poke caused by a finger, which is a far more widespread infraction.

That question had been addressed with veteran MMA official “Big” John McCarthy, who praised Goddard on societal networking marketing to get his handling of this problem before you go on to explain “a fighter cannot get a grip on toes in the identical manner they could palms. That’s why we don’t call toe pokes into the eye. ”

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