Ronda Rousey is uncomfortable being dubbed the women’s bantamweight champion of the UFC, but it won't be long before she earns the title against Liz Carmouche.
“When they (UFC) brought in the guys from WEC they gave (featherweight champion) Jose Aldo and (bantamweight champion) Dominick Cruz their belts,” Rousey told ESPN.com. “They did that to me as well when they brought the women’s division over. But I don’t feel like I’ve really earned it."
On the one hand, you've got to love Rousey's need to "earn" the title. Her refusal to let herself get entrapped by her own excellence and commitment to take each and every match as it comes are two qualities that make her great.
And I'm guessing it won't take long for Rousey to prove she's worthy of the title once she and Carmouche step into the Octagon at UFC 157. After all, Rousey has dispatched every single opponent she's ever faced in MMA events early in Round 1.
Per McNeil's report, she said:
(Carmouche) is a very dangerous fighter...there are fights when she comes out with flying knees, or fights when she comes in with spinning back fists, or fights when she comes in throwing a right kick followed by a right hook right away. She’s very unorthodox and very unpredictable.
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Rousey is the best woman fighter in MMA, and she'll prove it to herself, Carmouche and all her adoring fans on February 23 at UFC 157.
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