"I was really fortunate to find the people I did when I came out,” she said. Until that view changes, it will be very difficult for men to come out." Being an ex-Marine living in military-friendly San Diego is also an advantage, with Anaheim -- the site of the fight -- little more than an hour away.“For a [male fighter], it would be even more difficult than for a woman to come out." "Society still views lesbians as something that's attractive and something that's sexual and where the media plays it up to be this attractive thing. "I've heard a lot from Marines and other people in the military that they're backing me 100 percent and they can't wait to see me come out on top,” she said.She said the way she grew up, she’d never met a gay person and didn’t know what she was talking about.
"I'm excited to be part of history." While being lesbian wasn't the sole reason she was picked for the fight, it did have an indirect impact.Carmouche's supporters, calling themselves “Lizbos,” used social media to persuade UFC head Dana White to give her a chance. saying give us the fight,” Carmouche said with a laugh.“Lizbos” was a name invented by her coach at the San Diego Combat Academy, Manolo Hernandez, who has had a major impact on getting Carmouche to be more open about her sexual orientation.Britney Spears was said to be furious because he didn't say her name immediately."Liz Hernandez is trying to keep it quiet because she doesn't want it to get around work, but Kevin can't help but brag about his conquest to his friends and family," the source said.