"I've separated from my husband, but I'm in a good space, with a lot less stress, actually. It's just another fight for me, another night out there, doing my thing. It was weird, because I had a husband, but he wasn't supportive. He didn't help me out as much as he liked to make out that he did. It was like having three children instead of two [laughs]...I've done this on my own for a really long time. I don't really know how to put this, but it's not really as it seems. Our relationship ... he wasn't as supportive as everyone thinks he was. I was always like a single mother, as it was. I've always gone out there with something to prove, and this fight is no different....He did play a big part in my career management-wise, but not in my training camps, and support in that way. I'm now managed by Alchemist Management, and I have been since before the Jasminka (Cive) fight. If Dan had still been managing me when we separated, it would have been a lot harder. Things would have been a lot different, but I feel that nothing has really changed for me."
-- One of the most popular fighters on the Invicta FC roster, Bec Hyatt, tells Stephanie Daniels of Bloody Elbow about her recent personal issues outside of fighting in the form of a separation from her husband, Dan. "Rowdy" insists there is no chance she is going to let the family matter affect her performance once she steps inside the Invicta FC cage tonight (July 13, 2013) for a highly anticipated strawweight showdown against Mizuki Inoue in Kansas City, Missouri. Hyatt is far from the first mixed marital arts (MMA) fighter to deal with such issues in the lead-up to a big fight, but it's not often that someone is willing to open up and discuss their personal affairs in public. The 24-year-old appears to be in a good place mentally, but that could all change when the cage door locks inside the Ameristar Casino Hotel.
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