Liz Carmouche at StrikeforceFollowing two straight losses in Strikeforce, former title contender Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche made her comeback at Invicta FC 1 this past April and did not disappoint. But handily defeating Ashleigh Curry in just under two minutes is not the whole story, being a part of Invicta’s first event was special in many ways to Carmouche.

“It was a great experience and I really enjoyed being part of the show,” said Carmouche. “Where normally the women are a small group and men dominate the sport, it was nice to be able to network, socialize and meet other women of the sport.

“Being offered an opportunity to come back and help facilitate their growth (on their upcoming show) is an awesome, awesome feeling.”

Even though she managed to quickly finish her opponent, Carmouche would have liked a chance to work more of her game plan that night.

“I would have liked it to have gone a little bit longer, but overall it’s a win and it was good,” Carmouche told MMAWeekly.com. “I think I had one scratch on me from when she tried to rip off my bra and that was it.”

At Invicta’s second show on July 28 in Kansas City, Carmouche will face the fighter who fought in the bout right before her on the previous show, Kaitlin Young.

“Kaitlin is most known for her Muay Thai, but I know she’s been working hard in her camps on her Jiu-Jitsu and her wrestling, so I’m expecting her to want to change up her game and how she’s not just a Muay Thai fighter,” said Carmouche.

Should Carmouche win her second fight in a row, it could set her up for a myriad of prospects later in the year.

“I hope that there are possibilities with both Strikeforce and Invicta,” she said. “Right now there’s no title (in Invicta) in this weight class, so I hope I can get into the running for that. If not, then I hope I can have another showing in Strikeforce, because I still have a contract with them and would love to go back and represent them.”

In particular, Carmouche has her eye on the participants in the coming Strikeforce women’s 135-pound title match between Sarah Kaufman and Ronda Rousey on Aug. 18 in San Diego.

“With Kaufman, I feel like I’ve grown in the past year since our fight and so I definitely stand up to be another opponent for her,” said Carmouche. “As for Rousey, I’d like to see her fight a few more times and see where actually she pans out. I think this fight this fight with Kaufman will really show what she has to offer the sport. Even a fight against her, I would love that.

“Really (I’d like to fight) anyone in Strikeforce. I feel like I’ve been put there for a reason and have been given opportunities because I do have talent, and I would like the opportunity to show that again.”

E-mail Mick Hammond
For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

On the Nuanced Brilliance of Nick Diaz and His UFC Return

  • 27 days ago
  • 60 views

Nick Diaz is back, and he’s bringing the savviest mind in the fight game with him. With all the excitement surrounding his return, one probably wouldn’t expect to read that sentence before he even ha read news >>

GSP vs. Ronda Rousey: Who Are We More Likely to See Back in the UFC First?

  • 20 days ago
  • 19 views

On November 16, 2013 the UFC’s biggest star left with his hand raised. Georges St-Pierre, battered at the end of a fight with Johny Hendricks that many felt he lost, left UFC 167 on a split decision read news >>

VIDEO: What’s Ronda Rousey Doing While Not Fighting? Letting Her Inner Model Out

  • 20 days ago
  • 122 views

Ronda Rousey hasn't fought since losing the UFC women's bantamweight championship to Holly Holm last November. So what has she been up to? read news >>

GSP vs. Ronda Rousey: Who Are We More Likely to See Back in the UFC First?

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

On November 16, 2013 the UFC’s biggest star left with his hand raised. Georges St-Pierre, battered at the end of a fight with Johny Hendricks that many felt he lost, left UFC 167 on a split decision read news >>

Kayla Harrison Takes Judo Gold in Rio; Is Following Ronda Rousey to MMA Her Next Stop?

  • 19 days ago
  • 15 views

American Judoka Kayla Harrison won her second Olympic Gold Medal on Thursday. Is a move following friend Ronda Rousey to MMA next? read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: Dana White and Amy Schumer

  • 7 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC President Dana White joins to discuss UFC 202, a possible Rumble Johnson-Jon Jones fight, Ronda Rousey's status for UFC in NYC, and much, much more. Then, comic, actress, and author Amy Schumer s read news >>

Ronda Rousey: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding UFC Star's Next Fight

  • 7 days ago
  • 153 views

UFC President Dana White confirmed no final decision has been made about Ronda Rousey's long-awaited return to the Octagon. Her last fight was a loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. On Tuesday, read news >>

Dana White Confirms Ronda Rousey Not Fighting at UFC 205 in New York

  • 7 days ago
  • 34 views

UFC president Dana White revealed on Tuesday that Ronda Rousey will not be part of the inaugural UFC event in New York on November 12. read news >>

Dana White Video: Weighing in on Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, and Georges St-Pierre

  • 4 days ago
  • 88 views

Watch as Dana White talks about what's next for Conor McGregor, when and how monumental Ronda Rousey's return will be, his thoughts on Georges St-Pierre, and more. read news >>

When Ronda Rousey Returns, It’s Going to Be Biggest UFC Pay-Per-View Ever

  • 4 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC president Dana White said that when Ronda Rousey returns, it will be the biggest pay-per-view event in company history. read news >>