Sara McMann reacts to Rousey-Carmouche fight

Undefeated Sara McMann was long thought to be a future opponent for Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Then when Rousey became the first female to sign a contract to fight in the UFC, McMann was still considered a worthy foe.

UFC President Dana White, however, announced Thursday that Liz Carmouche would get the shot at Rousey’s UFC 135-pound belt at UFC 157 at Honda Center in Anaheim on Feb. 23.

McMann, who like Rousey has a decorated Olympic background as the first American woman to receive a silver medal in women’s wrestling at the 2004 Games in Athens, welcomed the news Thursday evening.

McMann (6-0) changed her tune a bit Friday morning after hearing she had reportedly declined to fight Rousey.

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