CALL TO ACTION | Fund To Help the Zingano Family
Donations are being accepted online to help the Zingano family cover expenses after Mauricio Zingano, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and husband to UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (above), committed suicide Monday night.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
BJPENN.COM wants to call on all the members of Penn Nation to help out UFC fighter, Cat Zingano, following the passing of her husband, Mauricio. An online fund has been set up, and anyone can donate money to help Zingano cover the costs of a funeral and other necessities during this time. Click here to go to the fund.
In the days following Mauricio Zingano’s suicide, the MMA and Brazilian jiu jitsu communities have come together to support the man’s family. On Tuesday, SF police officer Sam Wilson set up the GoFundMe page for the Zingano family to allow fans around the world to lend financial support to Cat and her son.
“It is with deepest sympathy that it has been reported that Mauricio Zingano has passed away,” the GoFundMe page that Wilson created reads. “He leaves behind a wife Cat (Albert) Zingano and a son. Please help Cat during this time by donating to her family and helping her during this time. Prayers are with her and her extended family (MMA/BJJ) RIP Mauricio.”
Wilson told MMAJunkie.com that Cat Zingano needs help, as her insurance does not cover suicide. Wilson explained that, because Zingano has been unable to fight due to a torn ACL, she wanted to let the fighter know “that she has some sort of financial means to help her through this process.”
Again, any Penn Nation members out there who are able to help Cat Zingano out during this time of need, we ask for your support! The fund has almost reached its goal in just two days, and it needs just under $1,500 more. All donations are appreciated, and be sure to send Cat Zingano your support on Twitter or Facebook.