Liz Carmouche Takes Part in Q&A, Says She Can Armbar Ronda Rousey
Half of the main event for UFC 157 was on hand prior to the UFC 155 weigh-ins on Friday as Liz Carmouche fielded questions during a Q&A inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Joining Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone towards the tail-end of his Q&A session, Liz touched on a slew of topics ranging from her thoughts on her upcoming fight against Ronda Rousey, lessons learned in the military, and how it feels to be headlining a card over Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida.
Carmouche appeared a bit timid on the stage, but she spoke with confidence. When asked about a predicted outcome for her fight against Rousey, Carmouche stated, "Maybe I'll judo throw and armbar her. For the most part, we've been training for her from the day she took the UFC title."
The Louisiana-born fighter addressed the criticism surrounding her fight with Rousey being a main event, "[Henderson] deserves it, but I'm excited to be doing it. It's a great opportunity."
Should Carmouche get by Rousey, there's a possibility Cris Cyborg will find her way into the UFC to take on Carmouche. Carmouche welcomed the thought, "I would absolutely be willing to fight Cris Cyborg. If she wants to fight for the belt, she needs to come down to 135."
Dana White stated prior to UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle that Tito Ortiz is Cyborg's manager and he had advised Cyborg to turn down a fight with Rousey.
With Ortiz still in the UFC picture, who knows if or when Cyborg will even step into the Octagon. We've all seen how Dana and Tito conduct business with each other, and it's not pretty.
Carmouche is definitely in line for a big payday. Should she take over the belt from Rousey, one of the first purchases may be adding cable television to her home.
In describing who she likes to watch fight when she's relaxing at home, Carmouche explained, "I don't have cable or satellite. When I watch fights, it's on YouTube. After that belt, maybe I'll get cable."
Cerrone, who was still on stage, was jokingly appalled by the fact Carmouche didn't have cable, "I got cable in my RV!"
Before Carmouche finished up the session she was asked about Cain Velasquez's "Brown Pride" tattoo, "Everybody has strong feelings and they back what they believe, and they have the right to. One thing I learned in the military is we fight for everybody’s rights to say and do as they please, so everybody is free to make their choices."
Carmouche spent five years with the United States Marine Corps.
Liz Carmouche vs. Ronda Rousey will take place on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., as the main event of UFC 157.
*All quotes obtained first hand by B/R MMA
Joe Chacon is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report and a staff writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.
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