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Josh Molina

Here we go again. Another UFC fighter is looking to pick a fight with a wrestler.

This time, it's women's bantamweight Cat Zingano. In a tweet, Zingano challenged WWE women's champion .

Technically, Zingano was responding to a generic tweet by Banks, who will defend her women's championship against Charlotte this Sunday at WWE (Hell in a Cell).

Banks tweeted an open challenge, one that she probably didn't believe any UFC fighter would take seriously.

Zingano likely missed the point of Banks' tweet. On Sunday, Banks will wrestle Charlotte in a cage match, one of the few times in women's wrestling history that two women have performed inside a cage. Cage matches are sometimes bloody, and almost always very violent. Banks and Charlotte will be breaking new ground by competing in one of three caged main events. Unlike most cage matches, Sunday's Hell in a Cell has a roof, so the idea is that no one gets in or out until there is a definitive winner.

Zingano, who lasted 14 seconds against Ronda Rousey, is apparently serious. She also tweeted that she wants to hold championships in the UFC and the . The only other person to win a UFC and a WWE title is .

Who knows if the trash talk will lead to anything. UFC's Conor McGregor trashed WWE wrestlers over the summer, infuriating some wrestlers, including John Cena, Chris Jericho, Ric Flair, and Roman Reigns.

Zingano, who has lost her last two fights to Ronda Rousey and Julianna Pena. Banks, the cousin of Snoop Dogg, is one of the women at the center of the WWE's female revolution, moving the industry from hot body attractions to main event stars.


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