Zingano recalls story of being elbowed by Caraway


At April's Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, Cat Zingano defeated Miesha Tate to earning a coach spot on the Ultimate Fighter 18 and a shot at Ronda Rousey's bantamweight championship.

Leading up to the fight there didn't seem to be too much animosity between the two in the media outside of your nomal pre-fight trash talk. However, in a story revealed today, Zingano spoke of an incident where UFC fighter and boyfriend of Tate's, Brian Caraway, reportedly elbow her in the head on purpose:

"I genuinely like everyone until I have a reason to dislike them. I saw [Caraway] all week, I smiled and was respectful. I get Miesha and not being bff's fight week, I'm not fighting her to make friends. But as far a corners go, good fights are the product of well coached athletes, with heart & talent.

Brian smiled back in my face then elbowed me in the head at weigh-ins. I was pissed. I considered him in that same respect. I am a fighter all the same, but that was dirty and cheap to do to anyone, let alone a girl.

They were both in on it, which makes it even more disturbing. If my husband or son ever pulled something like that, I would be their biggest problem. I won't be bullied nor condone it."

Of course this story is only one side of a the dust up, which of course could have been completely an accident instead of some form of gamesman ship for Caraway/Tate. However a third party, nutrionist Josh Ford also back up Zingano's recollection of the story.

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SHOOTMedia site profile image  

5/21/13 12:59 PM by SHOOTMedia

Miesha on TheSHOOT!

dermotfix site profile image  

5/21/13 10:31 AM by dermotfix

I just watched his sub of Bedford.  That was awesome. He should stick to that.

Sativa G site profile image  

5/21/13 12:58 AM by Sativa G

fuck that Fag

choadler site profile image  

5/20/13 10:47 PM by choadler

Is this guy the cunt that everyone is making him out to be?He might be, but i think his pr people should get on board somewhere. Hes being crucified.Ive see enough to think its all probably true, but reserve till i hear him say something.Gotta admit, hes caught in an avalanche right now.

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

5/20/13 10:27 PM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

He seems like the type of coward that would do something like this.

jacktripper site profile image  

5/20/13 10:17 PM by jacktripper

Seriously if some dude elbowed you in the head before a big fight wouldn't you mention it at the time? I'm Sure blaf would probably address this elbows can cause cuts and scrub he fightI'm guessing someone's exaggerating the shit out of nothing

Tankhead site profile image  

5/20/13 9:38 PM by Tankhead

Bro, didn't you know? These leeches are just trying to use his name and star power to get exposure!/sarcasm

jacktripper site profile image  

5/20/13 9:13 PM by jacktripper

Did she mention this at the time? Seems like a pretty serious thing getting elbowed in he head before the fight

jacktripper site profile image  

5/20/13 9:12 PM by jacktripper

How so? He denies it""This is a joke and a feeble attempt to jump on the band wagon and get a little publicity. It’s sad that someone would stoop so low. I know if someone elbowed Miesha I would say something about it right then not when conveniently there’s a ton of media involved. Total Lies and BS."

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

5/20/13 9:01 PM by tres_equis_666

Yes he has. And he has dug himself a deeper hole imohttp://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/5/20/4348352/ufc-bryan-caraway-elbow-cat-zingano-statement-tuf-17-finale-mma-news