UFC on Fuel 8

UFC's Miesha Tate Tweets Dana White, Wants Boyfriend Bryan Caraway's Bonus Money

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Mixed martial artist Miesha Tate holds the Female Fighter of the Year award at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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McKinley NobleCorrespondent IMarch 4, 2013

Despite losing a razor-thin split decision at UFC on Fuel 8 against Takeya Mizugaki, bantamweight Bryan Caraway isn't letting his win bonus go so easily.

At least, not if his more famous girlfriend has anything to say about it.

That would be none other than former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate, who cornered Caraway in a losing effort during last Saturday's card at the Saitama Super Arena.

In a recent Twitter message to Dana White, Tate asked the UFC president to award Caraway his bonus money, calling the judges' decision a "BS" move:

@danawhite I still think @bryancaraway should get his win bonus what a BS decision did you see that garbage? — Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) March 3, 2013

Out of the three judges who evaluated the bout, Junichiro Kamijo and Chris Watts gave Mizugaki a 29-28 scorecard, deciding that the Japanese fighter had won both the first and third rounds (via MMA Decisions).

Tate's corner advice also drew some online heat from fans, as she reportedly told Caraway to "coast" for a decision during the third round.

That tactic evidently didn't work as planned, because Mizugaki managed to land a major flurry of strikes to seal a close victory.

Despite three UFC appearances, Caraway is most famous for a March 2012 incident where he threatened Ronda Rousey on Twitter, claiming a desire to "knock her teeth down her throat" and "break her arm" (via Bloody Elbow).

That altercation started off with Caraway calling Rousey an "unintelligent bimbo" in the lead-up to her challenge for Tate's then-Strikeforce championship.

But an aggressive Rousey gave as good as she got.

Shortly after the initial trash talk, "Rowdy" told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani (via The MMA Hour) that she could certainly beat the infamous Caraway in an MMA fight.

Of course I can, dude. Who is [Caraway]? You never heard of him if it wasn't for Miesha. He's just some dude. He's not even like a legit fighter. He's just some random guy that likes fighting.

Overall, Caraway apparently hasn't had the best luck enhancing his own name value.

Moreover, his loss to Mizugaki also ended a three-fight winning streak, knocking the Team Alpha Male bantamweight down the 135-pound rankings. However, the competitive bout was a definite crowd-pleaser, so Caraway will likely avoid the cut list and eventually be signed for another UFC event.

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