UFC 157: Rousey Vs. Carmouche Media Call

The UFC will hold a media call today for UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche starting this afternoon at 2:00 PM EST, and Fighters.com will be  bringing  you live  updates of the proceedings. UFC President Dana White, female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, top contender Liz Carmouche, Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida are all expected to take part in the festivities.

Read below to see how things unfolded on the line:

 

*Alexis Davis and Sara McMann officially UFC FIghters. Will be at UFC 157

Ronda Rousey

There is a lot more attention on me in this media run up, then there was up to the Olympics. I’ts easier and harder at the same time.

It helped having a world champion mom around, because it all seemed possible. It gave  me confidence from the beginning.

Wrestling: I was very surprised to hear it this morning.  I think its a shame, and its the oldest sport in the Olympics.

I think I still would have continued Judo had their been no Olympics. It was always a prt of my family. I would have just followed the sport as far as I could.

will be the last time that she will discuss her father’s death. Very personal story.

I have a lot of options in front of me, ‘Cryborg’ doesn’t she can go and make some noise.

I have had my eye on Cat a while. I would be down to fight either of them. I don’t have a pick. I will be at the fight though.

The outcome of this fight doesn’t impact the future of the division. This isn’t just about us.

This media isnt that  much of a distraction for me.

I am always prepared for a 5 round war. I  improve every fight. I am taking my striking very seriously.

I used to never lock the bathroom door at the gym,  i was the  only girl. Now  i have too because of the women starting to fight.

It would be SOOO fun to coach TUF. It would be weird to coach guys, or girls.

Liz Carmouche

Ive had alot of positive feedback from the Primetime episode.

The UFC has invested in the division, and its great to see them line people up.

This just shows the womens division is a long term goal.

I see more and more girls joining our childrens mma program at out gym.

The isnt a distraction for me.

I would take the same angle as Ronda did to fighting Cyborg.

Dan Henderson

no problem with Ronda in main event, is glad to only be fighting three rounds, and will watch Ronda’s fight after.

I’m sad about the wrestling. Its a sport that has been there the longest. I have heard that being threatened for almost 20 years now, I hope  it doesn’t stay that way.

Wrestling isnt as exciting as other sports, its  not as exciting as an mma, but I am sad to see it go. I always enjoyed it. Its hard to say what will happen.

There is alot on the line in this fight, and this will be a huge challenge. Im not looking past it, and we will se what happens.

I dont think this will effect MMA’s chances at the Olympics.

I  grew up wrestling, I wasn’t doing it for that then. It would have changed alot in my life. I possibly would have started MMA earlier had I not been in the Olympics. This is a shame.

My knee is 100%

Lyoto Machida

I believe the winner of this fight should be in line next for the title. We are ranked number 1 and 2.

I wanted the title, but I didn’t have enough time last time. Everything happens for a reason.