UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche will make history Saturday night when they compete in the main event of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. The bout will be the first-ever female fight in Octagon history.
During a pre-fight press conference on Thursday, both were asked what it means to be making history with this opportunity.
“It’s an honor, a dream come true,” Carmouche said. “When I first got into MMA, I imagined being part of history. I can’t put into words (what this means). It’s an honor and I am grateful for the experience.”
Rousey, who has skyrocketed to fame since claiming the Strikeforce women’s title, echoed those thoughts, but added, “it’s a huge deal, but I’m not going to sit back and enjoy it until after the fight is done.”