Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Known for intimidating and ruffling her opponent's feathers long before fight night, Ronda Rousey says it might just be a waste of breath trying to attempt those tactics against the ex-marine, Liz Carmouche, ahead of their UFC 157 bantamweight title fight.
Ronda Rousey has been known to be a little "Rowdy" from time-to-time with her pre-fight chatter and activities.
It's all a part of the mixed martial arts (MMA) fight game, this trash talking, and it's become an important tool to help fighters get in the head of their competition.
However, all the pre-fight brouhaha won't work against Liz Carmouche, whom Rousey is set to defend her bantamweight title at UFC 157 on Feb. 23, 2013. No, it's not Liz, the ex-marine, beating her chest and proclaiming her immunity to intimidation, it's Rousey herself, who reveals there won't be much trash-talking going on leading up to the event because it simply won't work against ‘Girl-rilla."
MMA Fighting has the word:
"I like Liz. She's a Marine, I'm not going to be able to intimidate this girl. The prefight intimidation stuff won't work, I won't have that advantage I usually have over my competition. Because it's a first-time event, because the first time for women to fight on a UFC card, and she's the first openly gay fighter, it doesn't need to be any squabbling or argument. It's an extraordinarily positive thing, we don't need an argument to push it. It's a positive event and I don't mind there being no arguments. It sells itself. It's history."
For all of you expecting a heavy dosage of Ronda's pre-fight chit chat, tough luck, she isn't planning on bringing out her inner-Chael Sonnen this time out.
Nevertheless, the former Olympic judo bronze medalist has hit the nail on the head in proclaiming the fight will sell itself. After all, this will be the first time women will be competing inside the Octagon, and that by itself will likely grab plenty of curious spectators.
Will you be one of them?