Yesterday a very alarming story was released with a detailed account of Bryan Caraway elbowing Cat Zingano in the head at TUF 17 Finale weigh-ins. Cat discussed the “disturbing backstage encounter with Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate” and explained:
“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 I 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.”Cat Zingano
Wait a minute, so lets see if we have this straight. Besides the fact that Bryan Caraway demonstrated extremely poor sportsmanship, he is also a bully, AND he physically assaulted Cat Zingano at Tuf 17 Finale weigh-ins? Congratulations Mr. Caraway, you have just proven yourself to be the biggest d-bag in MMA today! And the most fascinating part about all of this is that he isn’t even smart enough to realize that actually helped Cat Zingano beat his girlfriend up.
Think about it… if some bully comes after you right before one of your biggest fights of your life, are you going to just rollover and let them get the best of you? Absolutely not, which is why we have to give Cat Zingano props for being focused and being a class act and not lowering herself to his level.