Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight No. 1 contender Liz Carmouche is doing everything in her power to properly prepare herself to defeat Ronda Rousey in the first female fight in the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's history.
Carmouche (7-2), who meets Rousey in the main event of UFC 157 on Feb. 23, 2013, is working to put some additional muscle on her frame for her upcoming fight to avoid being physically handled by the former Olympian.
The 28-year-old was recently a participant in a Q&A session with UFC Fight Club members, revealing the following when asked how her preparation for Rousey has differed from the past nine opponents she has taken on in her career.
"The training camp is a little bit different, weight training, bulking up and getting a little bit stronger. We're actually traveling to different fight camps and bringing people in that we necessarily didn't do before. I mean, we're training from day one when she took the title for this fight and we finally just got the opportunity for it."
Carmouche is pegged as a huge underdog for her meeting with Rousey and it is clear she is going to every possible length to ensure that when she steps into the cage in Anaheim, the fight will not be another one-sided performance from Rousey.
"Girl-Rilla" did not specify exactly how much bulk she is adding, so it will be interesting to see how her physical stature compared to Rousey a little more than seven weeks from now at the Honda Center.
Will a little more muscle on Carmouche's frame help her chances when she steps into the Octagon with Rousey?
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