Liz Carmouche, who was defeated last month by Ronda Rousey in the first-ever UFC female fight at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche, wants officials to know she is stay in shape if something happens to another female fighter.
“I’m back in regular training just in case an opportunity pops up,” Carmouche posted on Twitter. “‘If you stay ready you don’t gotta get ready!'”
The UFC has a bout set for next month between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, with the winner earning the next shot at Rousey’s UFC bantamweight title and a spot opposite her on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. The fight is set for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
As you may have guessed, Carmouche would also be down for taking those spots if an injury occurs to the winner.
“(UFC president Dana White) if the winner of the Tate/Zingano fight gets hurt I’ll step up (for TUF 18),” she posted.
Carmouche nearly locked in a standing rear-naked choke on Rousey in the opening minutes of action, but eventually fell victim to “Rowdy’s” deadly armbar later in the round.