TUF Contestant Wants to Fight Bryan Caraway for Date with Miesha Tate

Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2013

Bryan Caraway isn't the most popular fighter in the UFC. Granted, threatening (then allegedly committing, per a Bloody Elbow report quoting Cat Zingano) violence against women won't help build a brand, but Caraway is nothing if not a poor decision-maker.

His girlfriend, Miesha Tate, though? She's quite the hot commodity these days. In fact, she's so hot she has one of her steads from The Ultimate Fighter 18 trying to woo her on YouTube.

Above, you can see Tim Gorman, the final male selected for Miesha Tate's team (and the season's 15th overall pick). Apparently, he is infatuated with his coach to the point where he is publicly calling out her boyfriend. Check out the four-minute, 30-second mark.

I think Miesha Tate's a great girl...obviously, she's a great-looking girl and I'd love to take her out on a date sometime. I guess, really, the only thing holding me back from taking Miesha Tate out on a date is her boyfriend, Bryan Caraway. He fights in the UFC at 135, which is my same weight class. I don't want any money; I'll fight for free. So Bryan Caraway, I want you. Your girlfriend's on the line in this fight, buddy.

This comes as a bit of a surprise, given the fact that Gorman was critical of Tate in TUF 18's debut, saying: "I got picked by Miesha Tate. Is that her name? Is Miesha Tate her name? I don't even know what her name is. So, really, I don't even care that she picked me last. I don't even know who she is." Tate, however, is a former Strikeforce champion and owns notable wins over Zoila Gurgel and Marloes Coenen.

Caraway, in spite of his general lack of tact, etiquette or chivalry, is fairly accomplished in his own right. A veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 14, he defeated Marcus Brimage before losing to Diego Brandao. Since the show, he has racked up a respectable 3-1 record in the UFC.

In addition to being disrespectful in regard to Tate, it is also somewhat a shot at Caraway. Without the time to pull together a full staff, Caraway was the only assistant coach on Team Tate and, as such, would work closely with Gorman throughout his time on TUF.

Episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter 18 is set to debut Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1. Feel free to check out our live blog and recap during and after!