UFC Bantamweight title contender Liz Carmouche recently sat down with MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant to discuss a litany of topics heading into her monumental title bout with Ronda Rousey next February. Carmouche is a unique fighter who spoke of her career as a Marine, having done three tours in Iraq, and her choice to go into MMA as a rare openly gay fighter.

Carmouche is on a roll in the cage as of late, but will enter the Octagon for the first UFC Women's bout as an historic 15-to-1 underdog. Carmouche is breaking down some preconceived notions of women fighters for sure, but she has a huge wall to climb in the buzzsaw that Ronda Rousey has become.