Calderwood wasn't insulting the UFC champ. She was simply trying to explain that the sport is in a good place, and that it doesn't thrive based solely on one person's success.
"Our climb was happening before her with the likes of Gina Carrano and Megumi Fujii, and as much as shes a great champ things will carry on without her," Calderwood said of Rousey. "There is so many personalities and characters in the wmma game I’m sure the big shows can work there marketing magic and turn other girls into the face of wmma and use them to promote the woman’s division."
Calderwood also stated that she'll be appearing on the Invicta FC 7 card, although she would not reveal who her opponent is.
"Yea I will be on Invicta 7 I have ants in my pants to get back there and face whoever Invicta and my management ask me to," Calderwood said. "I have had an opponent mentioned but nothing has been signed yet so I can’t discuss it."
Some have speculated that she'll be facing Felice Herrig, but that fight has not been officially confirmed.
Calderwood is excited to get back in the cage and she's happy to be doing what she loves for a living.
"I’ve always been in to sports and my mum has always supported me and encouraged me to keep active," Calderwood said. "I definitely fell in love with it early on and with being at school and not knowing what I wanted I do after school I ended up going from job to job but it was always training that came first and now I just put it down to everything happens for a reason and this was my path. I’m very fortunate to be doing what I love for a job."
Invicta FC 7 is slated for December in Kansas City, Missouri. So far the only confirmed bout on the card is Carla Esparza vs Claudia Gadelha.