The difficulty of being Miesha Tate's boyfriend


Bryan Caraway is a solid UFC bantamweight fighter and tonight picked up a good win in a fight he was considered the underdog. The pressure of fighting and winning in one thing, but Caraway deals with another issue that most fighters don't: being the boyfriend of one of the sport's most popular women fighters.

"It takes a lot of patience to be with somebody as famous as Miesha, a beautiful girl like that," Caraway said Thursday at UFC Fight Night media day at EXPO New Mexico. "You've gotta have some cojones. Try to live a day in my shoes, it is hard, to deal with all that stuff and brush it off your shoulder and to keep rolling. I've learned to embrace that. All that hate is fuel. It's because I'm doing well."

It's true, he is. And Caraway has a chance to elevate himself further in the rankings against No. 12 Erik Perez at UFC Fight Night on Saturday here at Tingley Coliseum. He's living his dream by fighting in the UFC, which only a small percentage of MMA fighters actually get to do. And he's dating an attractive, successful woman who happens to be one of the hottest 100 females on the planet per Maxim.

With that latter part, though, comes jealousy. A lot of it. Tate's fans -- and MMA fans, in general -- are male. Most don't like Caraway because he's with her and they aren't.

"They expect to see her with like GSP," Caraway said. "Not even him probably. They want to see her with like Brad Pitt."

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boneskodaiceman site profile image  

6/9/14 4:46 PM by boneskodaiceman

I doubt if he is getting booty as much as you think. Women with careers, especially those in the spotlight with media appearances, social/professional meetings everywhere will leave your ass with blue balls most of the time.If he was hitting it like you thought, he would never feel the need to make such an interview.

AustintheWolfe site profile image  

6/9/14 9:18 AM by AustintheWolfe

Is it bad that I scroll through every Meisha thread looking for pictures, only to leave if I don't find any?

Sonnenssamich site profile image  

6/9/14 5:07 AM by Sonnenssamich

I disagree maybe a long time ago!

GoldMedaLInTapping(R) site profile image  

6/9/14 2:33 AM by GoldMedaLInTapping(R)

Grab that coin homie. I'm IN!

Jimmy G site profile image  

6/8/14 8:42 PM by Jimmy G

Amen. What they both said ^^ And lets flip this coin, the difficulties are for the brave/retarded/messed-up dude, that's banging Kim Winslow.... Now thats difficult, bordering sadistic..!! (Jeez, I feel mentally raped at the mere suggestion...!! )  

Whambo site profile image  

6/8/14 8:38 PM by Whambo

Is "we" the trolling internet nerds?

HandyDarsh site profile image  

6/8/14 8:22 PM by HandyDarsh But what he said

Jimmy G site profile image  

6/8/14 8:20 PM by Jimmy G

  I don't see any difficulties for Bry, bar the frustration of  banging a second best to Rowdy.   If I were Caraway, I'd be requesting Tate to relentlessly practice her Triangles on me. Naked. 

stlnl2 site profile image  

6/8/14 7:20 PM by stlnl2

Not true. Eye gouging was illegal in 1. Groin shots were clearly legal (UFC 4 Hackney demonstrated the legality on odd job) and fish hooks also were still legal at least till UFC 6 (tank Abbot demonstrates this on Oleg).

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

6/8/14 6:25 PM by JimmersonzGlove

They were both illegal for ufc 1... groin shots were made legal for ufc 2 while fish hooks remained illegal