mauricio-zingano-cat-zinganoThe husband and longtime coach of UFC women’s bantamweight Cat Zingano died Monday night at his Westminster, Colo. home.

A preliminary cause of death has not yet been determined for Mauricio Zingano, 37, but the Jefferson County coroner’s office told MMAjunkie that his death did not occur under suspicious circumstances.

“I’m hoping that tomorrow morning we can release a cause of death on him,” Chief Deputy Coroner Dan Pruett told MMAjunkie.

Pruett said the coroner’s office hasn’t decided whether to perform an autopsy on Zingano, who was pronounced dead at 8:31 p.m. local time, but said it was likely given his age.

A concurrent police investigation is underway, Pruett said. A public information officer for the Westminster Police Department told MMAjunkie the death didn’t appear suspicious. However, the spokesperson wouldn’t confirm the manner of death until the coroner issues a report.

Cat Zingano’s manager, Ed Soares, could not be reached to verify details surrounding the death. A source close to the couple, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation, said they had split up in recent months. The couple has a 6-year-old son, Brayden.

Mauricio Zingano was a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and MMA fighter who owned and operated a jiu-jitsu school in Westminster. He won multiple grappling accolades in Colorado and nationally, according to the school’s website. In 2010, he was voted Colorado’s MMA Coach of the Year.

This past year was triumphant and trying for Cat Zingano, who earned a shot at women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey with a TKO win over Miesha Tate this past April. While preparing for the fight, Zingano tore her ACL and saw Tate take the fight and a coaching spot opposite Rousey on “The Ultimate Fighter 18? in her absence.

UFC President Dana White initially promised Zingano the winner of Rousey vs. Tate. But this month, the promotion announced Sara McMann will instead face off with Rousey at UFC 170, which takes place Feb. 22 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center, as Zingano continues her recovery.

The UFC fighter today changed her Facebook account to a picture of her with Mauricio. She also wrote, “I will always love you Mauricio.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC's Mickey Gall on surge of callouts: I hope all the 'idiots' keep saying my name

  • 24 days ago
  • 14 views

Mickey Gall found his way to the UFC by using his mouth to call out Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. It worked.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Former UFC champ Anderson Silva: 'It's not important how many fights I've lost'

  • 21 days ago
  • 80 views

Anderson Silva, the former longtime UFC champion who many consider to be the greatest UFC fighter of all time, hasn’t officially won a fight in more than four years. He claims that doesn’t bother him read news >>

Bellator in Talks with Former UFC Broadcaster Mike Goldberg | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 8 views

Longtime UFC broadcaster Mike Goldberg was recently released by the promotion, but could become the latest UFC free agent to come to terms with Bellator. read news >>

Daniel Omielanczuk Found to be 'Without Fault' After Testing Positive in UFC Anti-Doping Case | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 33 views

USADA announced on Monday that UFC athlete Daniel Omielanczuk has tested positive for a prohibited substance, but found "without fault." read news >>

Jon Anik takes helm for UFC 208 pay-per-view broadcast with Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier

  • 16 days ago
  • 6 views

With longtime UFC play-by-play voice Mike Goldberg gone from the broadcast table after UFC 207 in December, the promotion had some shoes to fill. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Ahead of UFC play-by-play debut, Todd Grisham talks expectations and longtime MMA interest

  • 8 days ago
  • 6 views

Set to handle play-by-play at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 105 event, broadcast veteran Todd Grisham talked to MMAjunkie Radio about his goal as an on-air personality: “What I always try to do is to pain read news >>

Who Should Georges St-Pierre Face in His Big-Money Return to the UFC?

  • 4 days ago
  • 7 views

Georges St-Pierre, longtime UFC welterweight champion and one of the greatest fighters of all time, is back. The UFC has never needed St-Pierre more. In his three years away from the sport, two new s read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 results: Johny Hendricks outpoints Hector Lombard in middleweight debut

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

HALIFAX – Johny Hendricks found a little extra pop in his new weight class, and that may have made the difference against Hector Lombard down the stretch.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Ex-champ Georges St-Pierre and UFC reportedly agree to terms for return

  • 9 days ago
  • 70 views

Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has reportedly agreed to terms on a new contract with the promotion.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 results: Thiago Santos finishes Jack Marshman with spinning heel kick

  • 5 days ago
  • 12 views

HALIFAX – Thiago Santos found himself in a firefight with the heavy-hitting Jack Marshman in the first round, so he reached for a more powerful weapon in the second. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>