"I'm sure some people would say [the attention Ronda Rousey is getting] is disrespectful, but I'm not. The more attention people give to her the more people support her the more motivation it gives me to work that much harder. Absolutely, I'm always brought in to be the loser, and I'm okay with that. I'm absolutely okay with that. I've heard that too that it would be the end of woman in the UFC if I get the belt, but in my mind I think the UFC invested too much for that to be true, but if that's the case then we weren't meant to be in the UFC yet." - Liz Carmouche via MMAFighting
UFC women's bantamweight number one contender Liz Carmouche gives her thoughts on the idea that the organization brought her in to lose to champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 157.
UFC president Dana White has not been shy in making it clear that the newly inaugurated women's division is essentially the Ronda Rousey show, however, Carmouche has no plans on losing, and is looking forward to playing the role of party spoiler.
Her work is definitely cut out for her however, as Rousey, a former Olympic judo bronze medalist, is undefeated in her mixed martial arts career and has finished all her opponents via armbar submission in the first round.
Carmouche is coming off of back-to-back victories over Ashleigh Curry and Kaitlin Young during her short run in Invicta.
UFC 157 is scheduled for Feb. 23 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.