The world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is not often in the headlines for its romantic storylines. But that changed when UFC flyweight Tim Elliott revealed that his wife Gina Mazany cheated on him with his former teammate, Kevin Croom, that too on their wedding day! The controversy rocked the MMA community as many slammed Mazany and Croom for keeping Tim in the dark about their relationship.
However, Tim deleted his initial tweet and Mazany decided to leave social media platforms altogether. So, there remained a lot of curiosity in knowing how the flyweight fighter came to know about his wife’s infidelity. Hence, his recent interview with MMA journalist James Lynch was highly anticipated. Many thought Elliott would elaborate further on the situation and Tim did not disappoint.
Although the couple had a wedding ceremony on October 28, 2022, Gina and Tim were never married legally as they did not fill out the necessary legal documents to get their marriage license. Despite that, Elliott, who has a reported net worth of $10 million, shared half of his wealth with Mazany and even moved out of the house. While Elliott does not regret sharing his balance, he was understandably frustrated with the situation.
He added, “I mean it was heartbreaking, and it cost me a lot of money. I put my Vegas airbnb under her name, so she got that. I gave her half of my savings. But technically, we were never married because she just didn’t fill out any of the paperwork, we just had a wedding. I didn’t even know we weren’t married until we had to get a divorce.” (h/t via Sportskeeda)
How did Tim Elliott find out about Gina Mazany’s affair with Kevin Croom?
Tim Elliott’s made some shocking revelations during the interview. The flyweight fighter added that Gina and Kevin started their affair on their wedding night itself. However, apparently, they did not have any s*xual intercourse on the night. Although Gina and Tim were on good terms for a few months after their wedding ceremony, things started to deteriorate after a while.
It was Gina who came up to Tim and revealed that she wanted to leave him because of issues Tim has in his personal life. Tim added that he “didn’t argue” and left the house. He even had to spend a few days in his car. At that point, Gina insisted that Tim should move in temporarily with one of her friends. It was there that Tim found out about Gina’s relationship with Croom.
While Elliott had suspicions about the two having an affair much before the eventual discovery, he did not have the proof. But Gina’s friend ultimately showed “hundreds of texts” which proved Gina’s infidelity. Despite the situation being public and them facing severe backlash, Elliott insisted that Gina and Kevin are still dating present.
Amid all the chaos, Tim finally has a fight as he is set to face Victor Altamirano on June 3, 2023. This will be his first contest since UFC 272 in March 2022. It will perhaps help him stay distracted from all the controversies and will give him an opportunity to earn a much-needed paycheque.