Carmouche wants to be Nike’s first gay athlete

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Liz Carmouche was the first ever woman to walk to the UFC octagon for a bout and one of the first women ever to compete inside in the Octagon was she challenged Ronda Rousey for UFC Women’s Bantamweight title at UFC 157. Now she wants to be another first, the first gay athlete sponsored by Nike:

Carmouche tweeted at Nike to make her case, and she certainly has a very compelling one. Not only is the former No. 1 contender an open and proud gay woman, but she also fought in the very first women’s UFC bout back in February as she lost to bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

@Nike If u’re looking to sponsor a gay athlete I am the 1st openly gay @ufc fighter. I fought in the 1st ever female bout! #lizbos #lizbros

Dear #lizbos & #lizbros, I understand that @Nike is looking to sponsor a gay athlete. Maybe you can help that be me. #movemymomhere

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