Mauricio Zingano, husband of UFC fighter Cat Zingano has passed away at the age of 37 after a suspected suicide.

Zingano was a brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who owned a number of gyms in partnership with the famed Black House MMA collective and also served as his wife’s head coach.

Needless to say Cat Zingano is in shock at this moment, but she did release a statement after the story broke.

Late yesterday evening, I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away.

My life has changed irrevocably. I am shocked and deeply saddened. Thankfully, my family and friends are coming together to provide the support I need. I am grateful for them, as I know there are many difficult days ahead.

I also very much appreciate the outpour of support from the jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts world. My husband was well known and respected in this close-knit community and I know he would appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers, as do I.

At this time, I respectfully ask everyone to give me privacy as I gather with relatives and friends. Again, I give thanks to all for the kind words and support.

Sincerely,
Cat Zingano”

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