Ronda Rousey has yet to lose in the cage, but she begrudgingly accepted defeat on the stage Thursday.
At one point during the UFC 157 press conference at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Rousey said the only people she has left to prove wrong are those who say she doesn’t deserve the bantamweight title, which she was awarded by virtue of being the 135-pound champion in Strikeforce before it was absorbed by the UFC.
Then again, she kind of agrees with them.
“I won’t consider myself the UFC champion until I win a belt inside the Octagon, and that’s why you won’t see me touching or carrying this belt until after this fight,” she said.
But when it came time for Rousey and Carmouche to pose for pictures, White approached Rousey with the belt. The champ appeared to resist posing with the title, but the boss ultimately won that decision.