UFC Primetime: Rousey vs. Carmouche, episode 1 full video
The first 30-minute episode of the UFC Primetime: Rousey vs. Carmouche three-part series debuted on FOX Sports Net , and you can watch the replay right here on The Underground.
Episode 1 focuses on Rousey’s rigid training schedule, which takes place at a series of five separate Southern California gyms and requirea some 100 miles of driving and 16 hours of commitment per day, as well as her rise from fighter/bartender struggling to pay the rent to the face of WMMA.
In the final five minutes, Rousey, generally seen as an outspoken, brash and “Rowdy” character cast along the lines of Chael Sonnen, opens up about her father’s decision to take his own life. It’s a tear-filled segment in which the UFC champ questions her life’s decisions and whether she’s fully lived up to her father’s hopes.
Meanwhile, Liz Carmouche candidly talks about becoming comfortable with herself as an openly gay athlete and learning to be open with her sexuality. She’s also presented as an incredibly hardworking athlete in her own right, spending 14 hours each day training in and serving as an employee of her home gym.
It’s the ultimate underdog story in many ways, but she intends to pull of the upset and “ruin the UFC’s plans.
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Ronda Rousey fights Liz Carmouche on Feb 23 at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche in Anaheim, Calif.