Liz CarmoucheLiz Carmouche has gained instant notoriety as the woman who stepped up to be UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey‘s first challenge in the Octagon at UFC 157 next week.

She didn’t realize that when she accepted the fight her sexuality would become such a significant interest, as well. Leading the charge, alongside Rousey, for women’s MMA in the Octagon, Carmouche has also become a de factor spokesperson for the gay and lesbian community.

“I’m the first ever openly lesbian UFC fighter and I never expected that it was gonna be a big deal,” Carmouche said during a segment of UFC Ultimate Insider. “It’s just me; I was just trying to be myself and not hide anymore.

“I never thought that I would go from being so sheltered and so closet in the Marine Corps to being the spokesperson for the LGBT community.”

Although she has found this new role in her life, Carmouche’s focus remains on Rousey and what it’s going to take to be the first fighter to defeat her.

Check out Liz Carmouche’s interview from UFC Ultimate Insider on Fuel TV below…

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Rizin FF exec: Fedor Emelianenko won't fight in April, return expected later in year

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

After original plans had Fedor Emelianenko returning to the Rizin Fighting Federation ring in April, it appears “The Last Emperor” now won’t see action until later in the year.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 staff picks: Anyone picking Dominick Cruz to recapture gold?

  • 27 days ago
  • 83 views

The UFC’s second title fight of the new year features a former titleholder who has but one fight in the past four years – yet’s he’s a landslide favorite from our readers to unseat the champ. Filed u read news >>

Video: Tense face-offs at the UFC Fight Night 81 weigh-ins in Boston

  • 25 days ago
  • 132 views

BOSTON – The fighters for the UFC’s return to Boston stepped on the scale today at the historic Wang Theatre, and there were some tense face-offs before Sunday’s card. Check out the highlights inside read news >>

Ex-champ B.J. Penn ends retirement, but UFC boss still unsure on details

  • 23 days ago
  • 21 views

As expected former two-division champ and 2015 UFC Hall of Fame inductee B.J. Penn has ended his retirement. What’s next, though? That’s still to be determined.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Diego Sanchez meets Jim Miller in UFC 197's featured Fight Pass prelim fight

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC’s new strategy of putting highly marketable bouts on the Fight Pass-streamed portion of its cards will continue in March. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

CM Punk Warned by Mickey Gall Ahead of Potential UFC Showdown

  • 21 days ago
  • 53 views

UFC newcomer Mickey Gall has warned wrestling superstar CM Punk ahead of their expected clash in the Octagon, but said he respects the former WWE champion for making the switch to Dana White's compan read news >>

Conor McGregor predicts UFC 197 vs. dos Anjos: 'I'm gonna dust him in under 1 minute'

  • 21 days ago
  • 19 views

LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor has never backed away from bold predictions. That hasn’t changed ahead of his quest to capture a second UFC title from Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197.Filed under: Featured, Fe read news >>

BREAKING: Judge Kills Possibility of UFC Fight at Madison Square Garden in April | FIGHTLAND

  • 16 days ago
  • 288 views

The UFC’s motion for an injunction against New York’s anti-MMA law was denied. read news >>

Gonzaga-Magomedov, Blachowicz-Pokrajac, other bouts join UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia

  • 14 days ago
  • 10 views

The fight card for the UFC’s debut in Croatia now has its first four matchups, officials today announced.Filed under: News read news >>

Bellator notebook: Coker discusses Overeem, 'Bendo,' Minakov's expected 'mid-2016' return

  • 13 days ago
  • 8 views

There's plenty going on in the world of Bellator President Scott Coker ahead of Friday's Bellator 148 event, and the longtime MMA exec, gave his thoughts on a number of those topics, including his pu read news >>