UFC 157: Ronda Rousey talks about the Liz Carmouche neck crank and nerves

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey talks about the moment in the first round Saturday night at UFC 157 when challenger Liz Carmouche was on Rousey’s back and going for a standing rear-naked choke and switched it to a neck crank:

“That was the most vulnerable a position I’ve been in so far in my career. That was pretty tight, that neck crank, and I was very happy to get out of it. She had the choke across my mouth and the angle pushed my mouth-guard out of my mouth. Her forearm was pushing against my teeth and that can’t have been any more fun for her than it was for me… crazy sport we’re in, huh?”

Rousey on whether she was nervous fighting in the first women’s fight in UFC history in front of 15,525 fans at a sold-out Honda Center:

 “I was actually less nervous walking out than I was for some of my earlier fights. I felt like the UFC champion and I know how hard I am working. This was a wild ride and I can’t wait to get back in the Octagon.”

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