Some sad news to pass along as UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano’s husband has passed away at 37-years-old. SciFighting.com confirmed the news with the Jefferson County, Colorado Coroner’s office.
An Autopsy will be held tomorrow.
The specific details of his passing are not yet known, pending tomorrow’s autopsy. Further details were not given by the coroner’s office.
An outpouring of support took place across social media for Cat Zingano, and her family, fans, and the media alike were stunned by the passing of Mauricio.
Mauricio owned Zingano BJJ and was his wife’s head coach. Her last fight was in April of 2013 when she TKO’d Miesha Tate. She was scheduled to participate as head coach opposite Ronda Rousey on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter until an injury to her knee. She has since been on track to return in 2014.
Mauricio Zingano fought several times in MMA compiling a 2-0-1 record. 31-year-old Cat Zingano is undefeated at 8-0 and will likely return to face the winner of an upcoming women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann at UFC 170.
A fund has been set up to help raise money for the Zingano family following Tuesday’s tragic news. If you would like to donate, click on the link: Donations for Mauricio Zingano.
As of this post, the total amount raised was $2,325 with a target goal of $10,000 which becomes a paltry amount if each fan was to donate just a little.
While SciFighting posted a message of condolence to the Zingano family on Twitter early Tuesday, we would again like to formally send our thoughts to the entire Zingano family.
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