Last night when Cat's statement on her husbands death was posted, I was laying in bed and looked at the picture that was posted along with the story. Suddenly tears formed and I felt genuine sadness, I wondered why? I mean I have seen Cat fight and I love MMA, but other than that I have no connection to the Zingano's. So there I lay with my phone open to the picture and my pillow slowly soaking in the tears and it hit me, I too have experience the loss o someone close, not to say I know what Cat feels, because I have never lost someone who is the love of my life in such a tragic manner, but I have lost a friend yet it was more than that.
I felt a connection to her loss because I feel a connection to the MMA community, You see I am the odd one out in my group of friends, they still see MMA fans as a bunch of Affliction wearing meat heads that just want to see peoples heas beat in. Even when I started training jiu-jitsu, I hear a chorus of "That's dumb". The way I see it this community is for the most part pretty tight, so a tragedy like this affects us all in different ways, for me it manifested in a tear soaked pillow and I am not ashamed to admit it now. All my thought are with Cat and her family as she deals with this terrible tragedy.