Carmouche: All the pressure is on Rousey
“I really feel like there’s more pressure on her. I’m coming in as the underdog, nobody expects for me to stand a chance. The pressure is on her to follow through with everything that she’s done so far and to stick with her gameplan, to implement her gameplan. So for me, anything I do is just amazing and it’s beyond what anybody expected.”
Regardless of making her UFC debut and getting face-to-face with Rousey, Carmouche said there’s no way that she’ll suffer from a case of the Octagon Jitters come February 23rd.
“I don’t let it overwhelm it. I see it in perspective and I realize that it’s there, but it’s just like any other fight. I’ve been in the position where I was a co-main event. I’ve headlined with Marloes and Dan Henderson before, so it’s not like it’s really in mind that different. It’s just a different place and a different cage.”
Confident as ever, Liz is ready to prove that Rousey is not indestructible. Carmouche believes that she can spoil the champ’s plan of coasting to victory come Saturday night, no matter who may think otherwise.
“I’m okay with people seeing me as an underdog and I’m okay with people underrating me because it gives me just that much more of an opportunity to blow everybody’s mind and come out with a bang.”