According to a May 30 report from MMA Junkie, UFC star Bryan Caraway responded in a classy manner to Ronda Rousey’s vicious verbal jabs.
“I respect Ronda as a fighter,” Caraway said of Rousey. “I wish her the best of luck with this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ She’s entitled to her opinion. I would just respond by asking her to literally take her own advice: She hates on something she knows nothing about. If she did any of her research, she could give an intelligent answer regarding my relationship with Miesha. But honestly, she hasn’t, so she can’t.
“If she doesn’t like me, then she doesn’t, but this isn’t about me. This season of TUF is about Miesha, Ronda and the fighters on their teams.”
That was essentially the perfect response from Caraway, as he turned the focus back to the sport of women’s mixed martial arts, rather than petty back-and-forth trash talking.
Caraway’s comments came in response to Rousey’s verbal attacks, where she called the UFC star a “tool” and “Miesha Tate’s pet boyfriend.”
“Miesha by herself isn’t that bad,” Rousey said. “Miesha in combination with her pet boyfriend, Mr. Tate, is frickin’ something else. She’s different when he’s around. I can’t stand him. I really feel like if she wasn’t with him, she would fight better and she would be a better person.
“He’s always glued to her hip, because if he’s not next to her, no one ever notices him.”
Rousey may not have thought she was being disrespectful towards Tate by not bashing her directly, but it’s also a bit uncalled for to be ripping into someone’s boyfriend out of nowhere.
“He’s a little f—king tool, and it sounds like the kind of thing he would have to say,” Rousey said of Caraway’s comments about marijuana. “He hates on something he knows nothing about. If he did any of his research, he could give an intelligent answer. But honestly, he hasn’t, so he can’t.”
Props to Caraway for taking the high road, and showing class in response to uncalled for verbal jabs.