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‘UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche’ Post-Fight Press Conference Live Blog

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 23rd, 2013
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If you’re interested in what UFC 157‘s stars have to say following their respective scraps, but don’t want to sit through 45 minutes of Q&A, no worries because we’ll sift past the mumbo jumbo and jot down the key points from Saturday’s post-fight press conference.

Click HERE if you would like to stream tonight’s presser.

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” took place inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Ronda Rousey (Pictured) defended her bantamweight crown against Liz Carmouche in the show’s featured fight.

Please keep refreshing this page, as we are updating the presser notes as it goes:

Media room is packed and buzzing like I’ve never seen before.

On a side note, Cris “Cybog” Santos and manager Tito Ortiz are in the hallway giving interviews.

Waiting to get this show on the road…

White reports 15,525 fans packed the arena, for a live gate of $1.4 million

Carmouche said she has teeth marks on her arm from the neck crank she put on Rousey.

White said he gave Machida a close fight and confirmed he is now the light heavyweight top contender.

White thanks the mainstream media for all the coverage the main event got. The ladies delivered.

White stated Grice will not be cut, despite losing two of last three.

White jokes that Faber and Carmouche got a lot of attention for looking similar and they both had piggyback rear-naked chokes in their respective bouts tonight.

Machida staying at light heavyweight.

Henderson says the loss was his fault, he should have been more aggressive. He’s not done, wants to return in June or July.

White says Carmouche is one of the world’s best. Guarantees she will have a kitchen table now.

White claims he knew this fight would be big. However, really surprised the media accepted it like they did.

White says Miesha Tate-Cat Zingano winner “makes sense” for Rousey’s next challenger.

White says Koscheck was out. Subsequent punches woke him back up.

Rousey his finally hit the podium. She says nerves didn’t play any factor tonight for her.

Faber is ready for whoever. He’s not thinking about retiring at 33. Not demanding a title shot, either.

Rousey plans to disappear for the next week. No more talking about herself.

White gives Rousey and Carmouche props for doing a ton of media to promote the fight. Takes indirect jab at Nick Diaz.

Faber said it was easier to do damage to Dominick Cruz than to Renan Barao.

Rousey finally feels comfortable holding UFC belt now that she has won title fight in Octagon.

That’s all, folks.

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