Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
In nearly all of the promotional material for the UFC 157 main event, the UFC claimed that Liz Carmouche—a woman whose list of victories extends to seven wins over opponents who all currently aren't over .500—was the only female on the planet willing to face Ronda Rousey.
And Carmouche nearly beat her.
Midway through the first round, Carmouche took Rousey's back and nearly turned the judo star's head the wrong way in a vicious rear-naked-choke turned neck crank. Rousey gathered her aplomb and managed to reverse her fortunes. Minutes after nearly having her head ripped off, Rousey scored yet another arm-bar victory, bringing her tally of collected arms to seven.
The most dangerous unarmed woman on earth was nearly felled by a woman who had previously only beaten mid to low-level fighters.
Rousey is a talented athlete, as her Olympic accolades and 7-0 MMA record show, but let's not ascend her to godhood just yet.