After her toddler got her sick, Liz Carmouche had to battle through illness during her fight as well

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 16.07.2018 12:20h Author:

Liz Carmouche (Photo: Facebook)

Despite the fact that she managed to fight and win via unanimous decision last weekend at UFC Fight Night 133, Liz Carmouche entered the Octagon sick.

“My 2-year-old was really sick leading up to this,” Carmouche told MMAjunkie after Saturday’s bout. “I was like, all right, I’ve been able to not get it. My wife, she was sick. I’m like, OK, they both got sick. I was fine. Then the last week it finally got me. I was like, ahhh, they got me!”

“Fever and everything,” Carmouche said. “Coming into this my coach was a little bit worried because I was just coughing up my lungs every day.”

“I’m looking at that belt. That’s what I want. You know, 125 (pounds) has been the weight class I’ve been pushing for ever since I got into the UFC. It’s what I’ve always wanted because, honestly I’m so much smaller. Even my opponent tonight, she was 142 (pounds), and I was 133 (pounds), and that’s after I drank a bottle of water. …

“I know that if you put me in that championship contention, you put me in there for that belt, and I’m going to put on the performance I need to.”