Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate have had beef with Ronda Rousey since long before their current TUF rivalry. Ever since Tate’s long-time boyfriend referenced Rowdy in an interview, the exchanges have become more and more volatile.
In the run up to Tate’s future deciding battle with Cat Zingano there was an incident, one which Caraway vehemently denies, but has seen the Bantamweight Caraway blasted by Rousey and the media. I’m talking, of course, about Caraway’s alleged back stage elbow to the head of Cat Zingano.
‘Kid Lightning’ received some bad press, although he claims it happened differently, and the Rousey vs. Tate/Caraway tiff escalated. Fast forward to present day and Tate/Rousey are opposing coaches on the latest season of TUF. The women’s Bantamweight champion has been more than vocal regarding her dislike of Tate, almost theatrically. Caraway is no fan of the way Tate is being treated by Rowdy, and spoke to Bleacherreport.com regarding the situation:
"Everybody's eventually going to see that," Caraway said about Rousey. "I think it's going to be hard for The Ultimate Fighter to edit out how she is. I do believe they have been editing in her favor because she is the UFC world champion. I just want people to see her for who she really is—she's kind of a stuck up, snotty person and just very bitter all the time, very angry. She seems very, very angry pants all the time. I just hope that gets out."
I have to admit that I was surprised by the amount of sheer dramatic bullshit in the latest season of TUF, most of which is courtesy of Ronda. Following the loss of her number one pick Chris Beal; Rousey went on an emotional tirade, blasting Tate’s team for picking an injured fighter to compete.
Caraway claims that the teams intentions were good:
"We won the fight and Chris Beal was her No. 1 pick, We didn't just pick him because of his hurt hand, that was a little teeny factor they put on the show, but there was a lot more going into that fight. We liked that matchup."
"I feel like Ronda, and I don't have any hatred towards her, but I feel like she just like she's just kind of a snobby person. She can be nice, everybody can be nice, everybody has different sides to them, but I think she was worried about how she is coming off because she knows how she is. She knows what kind of person deep down inside that she is. That's what she's worried about."
Regardless of how these guys and girls are portraying eachother/themselves, I hope this season’s coach face off is an exciting fight. People tend to get a bit lost in the drama and forget that this is, at base, a fight game.
That being said, I will never get tired of seeing Rampage or Brock Lesnar put WWE style beat downs on paper doors, and the saying ‘let me bang bro’ pretty much changed my life.