Miesha Tate appeared recently at the UFC" target="_blank">EA Sports UFC Times Square takeover event, and took issue with Cat Zingano's allegation that she was elbowed in the head by Tate's boyfriend UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway during weigh ins last year.
"I saw [Caraway] all week, I smiled and was respectful," said Zingano at the time. "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 and 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."
Tate is adamant that it never happened, and that if it had, Tate would have been Caraway's biggest problem.
"I don't believe it happened at all," said Tate to Marc Raimondi for FOX Sports. "But if it did, it was someone else. At the very, very worst, maybe he bumped her as he walked by. But it was not intentional. He didn’t just go 'Bam!' I mean, c'mon. What we have to gain by that, except being called a woman beater?"
"I know Bryan. Obviously, I would never be with someone who's a woman beater. I'm a pretty f---ing strong-headed woman and there's no way. I would kill him in his sleep if he ever thought of it. I would straight up kill him. People saying that blows my mind."
"I feel like [Zingano] just jumped on that train. As an adult if that would have happened, I would have said something right then and there."
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