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Bryan Caraway responds to new fight-ducking allegations

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The list of bantamweights who claim Bryan Caraway doesn't want to fight them keeps on growing.

Last week, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber said Caraway, best known as the boyfriend of women's bantamweight star Miesha Tate, backed out of a planned December fight with him.

Now, undefeated Serra-Longo prospect Aljamain Sterling and veteran Manny Gamburyan both claim Caraway won't fight them, according to's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.

Caraway told Helwani he said no to the Faber fight because he didn't feel the timing of the fight, which was rumored for the TUF 22 Finale on Dec. 11, was right. Caraway denied being offered bouts with Sterling or Gamburyan.

Gamburyan, who trains at the Glendale Fight Club, home of Tate's rival, Ronda Rousey, is getting married in November, and not only wants to return on Super Bowl weekend, but badly wants a piece of Caraway.

Sterling, for his part, has moved on from Caraway and now believes an opponent along the lines of Michael McDonald, Johnny Eduardo, or Mitch Gagnon would make sense in his career progression.