But between now and then, there is the small matter of this fight she has to win. On paper, Liz Carmouche does not appear to present a major threat to the first woman to ever hold a UFC belt. But they don't fight those fights on paper now, do they? No, they do not. They actually fight the fights on a custom-painted mat made of canvas, which is a kind of textile used to make tents and shoes, among other things. The more you know, right?
I don't think Carmouche is going to beat Rousey. I've got the same first-round armbarring pick that just about everybody else does. But that doesn't mean there aren't challenges, and questions, especially coming into a historic fight and an exhaustive week of hype. Here are five questions Rousey will answer, one way or the other, Saturday night.