Rousey will stare into the eyes of 28-year-old Liz Carmouche, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who served three terms in Iraq, while working as a helicopter electrician. Carmouche is also the first openly gay fighter in MMA history. It’s a role that she welcomes, cherishes, and embraces.
“I don’t want to hide from it, (being a lesbian), Carmouche told Full Contact Fighter.
Carmouche will be front and center for the world to see when she and Rousey make history in the first female UFC event in history. But Carmouche plans to be more than just a footnote in history. She’s planning to stop Rousey in her tracks and emerge as the new women’s face of MMA.
“I have no fear of Ronda,” Carmouche said. “I am ready and excited. I want to make it a war.”
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