Article

Marine, Trailblazer, UFC Fighter

Liz Carmouche, Marine and UFC Trailblazer
Angel Canales and Arthur Niemynski, ABC News
"Growing up overseas while her father was in the Air Force stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Liz Carmouche was surrounded by military life from early age.  'The people in my life that I looked up to the most were Marines and they were everything I wanted to be,' says Carmouche.

"Carmouche joined the Marines in 2004 to find some direction in her life. She served for five years and became an aviation electrician on the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter, serving three tours in Iraq. During her time in the Marines, Carmouche never wanted to be the weakest link. 'I was always a gym rat. I was always wanted to be in the best shape. I always wanted to make sure that within my unit that I was never the weak person. So I made sure that my physical fitness was top,' says Carmouche."

Read full article


Media

Recent
Octagon photos from the seventh episode of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3.
19/04/2014
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold braces to meet Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch at UFC 172 in Baltimore. Follow as Countdown takes you behind the scenes before the big event.
17/04/2014
National wrestling champion Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis welcomes win-streaking Anthony "Rumble" Johnson back to the Octagon in Johnson's newly adopted weight class. Watch them go head-to-head at UFC 172 on April 26.
17/04/2014
Countdown takes you behind the scenes before UFC 172 as four of the best light heavyweights in the world prepare for a night that will reshape the division. Dominant champion Jon Jones prepares to face Glover Teixeira, his most dangerous threat to date.
17/04/2014