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Ronda Rousey Not Surprised People Question Her Main Event Status

UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has heard the constant questions surrounding her main event status. Rousey will be competing in the first female fight for the UFC at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche against Liz Carmouche.

Many have brought up Rousey being the headliner in her first bout – along with it being the first female fight. The champion, however, told UFC Tonight on Tuesday that hasn’t let it bother her.

“It’s very cool, but I am not surprised (people are questioning it,” Rousey said. “If they want me to be fighting for a title in the UFC, the title fight should be the main event regardless if I’m a guy or a girl. It shouldn’t have anything to do with my placement on the card.”

Rousey, a former Olympian who won the Strikeforce title last year from Miesha Tate, is undefeated in her career. All six of her MMA wins have come via armbar. Carmouche (7-2) has earned two straight victories.

“I am not going to assume I am going to win,” Rousey said. “I obviously think that I am going to win. No one is easy until after you beat them, and I am going to expect the best version of Liz Carmouche that has ever happened to be standing across from me on that day.”