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Cat Zingano recently related an incident in which she says she was intentionally elbowed in the head by Miesha Tate's boyfriend, UFC fighter Bryan Caraway, during the weigh ins for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale last month.

Cat Zingano's husband Mauricio corroborated Cat's remarks in an interview with the UG's own Jack Brown.

Zingano, owner and head coach at Team Zingano – Black House MMA, in Colorado, is also the husband and coach of Cat Zingano, the number-one contender for the UFC’s women’s bantamweight championship.  Please enjoy the conversation below.

Jack Brown: In the last few days, there has been a bit of a supernova of behind-the-scenes MMA drama.  Perhaps the intensity was due to the vacuum created by the lack of live fights recently.  Or maybe it should be attributed to the nature of the personalities involved (Dana White, Nate Diaz, and the UFC's first couple, Miesha and Bryan).  Whatever the case, it started with Pat Healy and marijuana metabolites, and it resulted in the exposure of a story that somehow many of us missed.  What exactly happened with Caraway's elbow prior to your wife, Cat, and his girlfriend, Miesha's, fight at TUF 17? 

Mauricio Zingano: He walked passed her while she was sitting down during weigh-ins and popped her in the back of the head with an elbow.  He had plenty of room to walk through, but somehow he managed to walk right by her and do that.  After, Bryan and Miesha were smirking and making remarks like, "Look how mad Cat is," at weigh-ins. 

JB: You are highly respected within the martial arts community, as a BJJ practitioner and instructor who was trained directly by Grand Master Helio Gracie as well as his sons.  How did Caraway's behavior affect you as a martial artist?  How did it affect you as a husband?

MZ: I was f@$%ing pissed, still am.  The guy is a punk.

JB: Given the incident, what was the experience of the fight, and then the victory, like for you, Cat, and your family and friends?

MZ: It was awesome.  The finish with the elbow was pretty sweet given the circumstances.  The incident did not spoil the fight, just fueled Cat even more. 

JB: Back when you and Cat first met, how long was it before you began imagining a future that involved her performing at such a high level?

MZ: I knew that she could reach the stars early on.  I told her that within the first few months of coaching her.

JB: Obviously, coaching TUF 18 is a huge opportunity for Cat's career, but there is likely to be some disruption to your family and your school as well.  What do you see as the benefits and the costs of the next stage of Cat's UFC career and her quest to be champion?

MZ: Our son will be out of school next week, so we are good.  No, man.  No disruption.  We are good to go!  The cost is losing some privacy, and all the added media obligations and such, but the reward is an incredible opportunity.

JB: Last question, Mauricio, and thanks for taking the time to do this.  While Cat is pursuing her dreams and you continue to support her and share in those dreams, what are the other plans and goals that you do not want to lose sight of?

MZ: Man, I always have and always will stay focused on my students.  We have other up-and-coming fighters, and also the growth of our students, to stay focused on.

Thank you so much for reading and please follow @zinganobjj and @Jackjohnbrown on Twitter.

Visit Facebook for links to all of Jack’s past interviews and blogs.

Thank you to @KirikJenness  for @theUG.

Mauricio also posted his version of the incident on his blog.

Ok, Bryan Caraway situation:

Yes, it did happen.

And yes, it has been talked about it in the past, look on the “underground”, that was even a post or reply by Ray Elbe saying something about last month.

Cat Zingano didn’t seek out Bloody Elbow to tell a story and has nothing to gain for “making it up”, that’s pretty ignorant to even think or say that.

I was talking to them (bloody elbow) about her signing with Black House and the conversation came up. They asked to speak to Josh Ford who was with her and saw the whole thing; he told them the same thing.

Bryan is a douch bag, period. Cat has absolutely no reason to make some dumb story up, she already put Meisha away. so Bryan Tate trying to say “why only now she is saying something” is simply silly.

Like I said, It was talked about it in the past it just kind went unnoticed and now it caught peoples attention.

Because she opted to not make a stink about it it doesn’t make it false. Bloody Elbow asked ME to tell them what had happened, they confirmed it with Josh and Leister and I asked her to give them a quote about what had happened, of course she did since it was in fact, what had happened.

I said something because I think the guy is a total dirt bag and I’m way more confrontational.

I’m here waiting, would love to see him come elbow me in the head.

Anyhow, another issue with all of this is that because someone dosen’t say something right then and there it does not mean its a lie. If your child gets bullied in school and waits a month to say something for whatever reason, does it become a lie?

At the UFC we asked Cat if she wanted to complain to the UFC about it, she said “no, I’ll take it out on his girlfriend tomorrow”, which she did…..

Cat didn’t “throw the first elbow”, but she sure as hell threw the last!

- Mauricio Hostile Zingano

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LoL @ "Bryan Tate".
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At the UFC we asked Cat if she wanted to complain to the UFC about it, she said “no, I’ll take it out on his girlfriend tomorrow”


^ Awesome. Phone Post
5/18/13 5:16 PM
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If I was Mr. Zingano I would bite Mr. Tate's nose off.
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Brian "Kid flight" Tate

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Now that there's several confirmed witnesses I think Bryan is up shit creek

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Brian Tate!

5/18/13 5:30 PM
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He looks like Ariel Helwani on roids Phone Post
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ChaosOverkill -

Now that there's several confirmed witnesses I think Bryan is up shit creek

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This gave me douche chills Phone Post 3.0
5/18/13 5:43 PM
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I think caraway needs to fight Fallon Fox next Phone Post 3.0
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Looks like he may have elbowed Tate as well....
5/18/13 5:58 PM
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Worst week ever for Bryan Tate Phone Post 3.0
5/18/13 6:12 PM
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Bryan Tate fan base- 0 Phone Post 3.0
5/18/13 6:28 PM
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Thanks for the interview, Mauricio.

5/18/13 6:39 PM
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All the stuff that keeps coming out on this little douche, if he doesn't go down in history as the most hated MMA fighter of all time, I'll be damned.
5/18/13 6:42 PM
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Openly threatened to break Ronda's arm, stealing Healy's purse, sells steroids, elbows his bitches opponent like a punk....what I forget?
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In all honesty I dislike Caraway alot lately, but it would be kinda epic if he just took it and ran with being the most hated fighter ever. No backstepping, no apologies, just fuck everyone! Phone Post 3.0
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Usually I don't dislike a fighter without hearing that person speak enough where I get a solid glimpse of their personality, or what they want us to see.

This guy's rep and info about him though make him an exception. Phone Post 3.0
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OCMikelob - In all honesty I dislike Caraway alot lately, but it would be kinda epic if he just took it and ran with being the most hated fighter ever. No backstepping, no apologies, just fuck everyone! Phone Post 3.0

It would be epic, but hes a little whiney cunt who never owns anything. He denies, avoids, backpeddles all the faggotry that has been associated with his name so far......but i agree he should run with it and be the biggest heel in the sport.
5/18/13 7:03 PM
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He posted this comment on twitter for those claiming this info was never made public until now...

https://twitter.com/zinganobjj/status/335819002716774400/photo/1/large
5/18/13 7:07 PM
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Why hasn't Dana fired him and stripped him of his bonus? This is way worse than Paul Dailey, or any kind of drug charge. 100x times worse. A man hitting a woman... cheap shotting her in the back of the head... for no fucking reason.

If he doesn't get fired I hope street justice is delivered with absolute ferocity
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I could care less about liking or disliking him.

Mr. Tate should be suspended for at least six months for one obvious reason - you do not, under any circumstance, touch another fighter the night before they have a number one contender's match. Even if it was meant as a joke it's inexcusable behavior.

People are making a big deal based on gender. What if he hit her more solidly and hurt her? Could you imagine if she had to withdraw from the fight the night before for a cut?

Now, put him in GSP's camp doing this to Nick Diaz at the weigh ins. Would he even have a job at this point? Phone Post 3.0
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So this is Mr Nervous from a few seasons ago on TUF right?

Classy little fella

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