Tim Elliott explains he outed ex-wife’s affair with teammate so he wouldn’t have to cover for them

In a surprising revelation on social media, UFC flyweight Tim Elliott recently exposed the heartbreaking betrayal he endured on his wedding night. His ex-wife Gina Mazany cheated on him with none other than his close friend and training partner, Kevin Croom.

After Elliott came to know about this painful secret, the two divorced. However, the UFC flyweight did not tell anybody what happened for a long time. All of that changed when he realized he needed to speak the truth when people continued questioning him about Gina.

Living in the same city as his ex-wife and her new partner, Tim Elliot faced constant inquiries about their relationship. Questions about Gina’s well-being were asked in every interview, forcing Elliott to fabricate excuses to shield the two.

Elliott stated at the UFC Vegas 74 media day:

“The thing is, I was the only one wearing it. My ex and the person that she is with now, they were living in my city, dating, and being cool. Everybody thought we separated because she said I wanted to force her to move to Texas, I don’t even know what the reasons where, but it wasn’t the reasons that were the real reasons.”

“I’d then come to my city, where I live, where my home is at and people were telling me they heard me and Gina split because of this, and in every interview, they were asking me, how’s Gina, how are you guys doing and I was lying and making up excuses to protect these guys. Every time I did that, it was hurting me, after it got out there nobody was asking me anymore.”

Giving excuses took a toll on Elliott’s role as a father, leaving him feeling less than adequate. Recognizing the need for change, Elliott resolved to tell the truth.

“But what it was doing, I was shelling up and I wasn’t able to be a good dad. I’ve felt like not a great person before, I’ve felt like not a great fighter before, but I’ve never not felt like a great dad. That was something I had to change and had to change for myself and my daughter. After releasing it and getting a bunch of support – I don’t know if that is what helped – or just getting it off my chest, but I’m good and feeling like I’m back to my normal self again.”

When Elliott mustered the courage to expose the painful truth, he was astounded by the overwhelming support he received from his fellow fighters. This unexpected outpouring of support played a vital role in helping him regain his sense of self.

This Saturday at UFC Vegas 74, Elliott will return to the Octagon to compete against Victor Altamirano.