UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
The new policy of women getting some roles in combat has been the topic of much discussion this past week in the news. Many think this is way overdue, and the times have changed to reconsider women’s roles in the world.
Liz Carmouche, who will face UFC champ Ronda Rousey Feb. 23, is a retired Marine and is not only making history as the first openly gay fighter to compete in the UFC; but the first Marine to main event.
Wombat Sports caught up with Carmouche at InvictaFC 4 a few weeks ago to talk about women in combat roles, and her debut in the UFC.
People not giving Carmouche a fair shake in this fight are really not looking close enough at Liz's form over recent years. There have been two losses to Sarah Kaufmann and Marloes Coenen, two of WMMAs finest.
A late replacement against Coenen, Carmouche dictated more of the pace than some had anticipated, even leading on the scorecards going into the 4th round before Coenen clawed back the win from the brink of total disaster with a crafty Triangle Choke.
Liz has dispatched noted WMMA fighters such as Colleen Schneider, Jan Finney, and Kaitlin Young. The "Girl-Rilla" isn't coming into UFC 157 to lay down and take a beating...
...She's coming to play 'Spoiler'.
Miesha Tate / Ronda Rousey / Rick Hawn / Ian McCall / Mike Pyle