Felice Herrig is scheduled to be part of the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter, as the UFC brings strawweight females into the fold.
Herrig, a veteran of the sport who is known for her extravagant outfits, pleaded her case on Instagram recently.
“I design and custom make all my weigh in and fight outfits so for me this is a very big deal and a very big part of my brand and image,” Herrig wrote. “A lot of fighters like myself get paid more money from sponsors and a lot is based on marketability and mother style I bring to weigh ins and also the fights.
“Taking that away takes a lot away from what they are trying to do as far as getting people hooked to WMMA.”
Herrig (9-5) is coming off a decision loss last December to Tecia Torres. She had won four straight prior to that.
The TUF 20 season will crown the first-ever UFC female strawweight champion.
UFC president Dana White saved up all the best behind-the-scenes footage from the four recent events for his first UFC 170 video blog.
In the 14-minute plus video, White takes us back to UFC Fight Night 30, The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, UFC Fight Night 35 and UFC on FOX 10.
Hold on to your seat folks because former UFC fighter Don Frye has returned with his predictions for Saturday’s UFC 170 card.
Frye, who calls’em like he see’em, has released his third installment of “Predator’s Predictions.”
The nearly three-minute video features Frye “breaking down” Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann, all the while holding a rifle and thinking about alcohol.
You have to see it to believe it.
Former U.S. Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier admits he cried after a training session with Patrick Cummins in 2004.
But, Cormier wants everyone to know that issues surrounding him were more of the reason for the breakdown than Cummins.
The two will square off this Saturday night at UFC 170 in the co-main event from Las Vegas.
Cormier, in an interview with Shoot Media, explained what went down inside the wrestling room on that day.
“This was around 2004,” Cormier began. I lost my daughter in 2003, so I was (already) having a whole bunch of personal issues. (We) were simulating the Olympic Games, just as (Cummins) said and he did beat me in a match.
“I said, ‘We’re going again,’ (but) coach told me, ‘No, the Olympics are over for you. You lost.’ That’s what freaked me out and I ran out, and I did cry; I was pissed off.”
Cormier did want it known that when the two squared off on the wrestling mat officially, he earned a victory over him, 7-0.
“I was at 211 pounds and he wrestled at heavyweight,” Cormier said, of the official bout. “He was the No. 3 heavyweight in the country and I beat him.
“So, when we really did strap our boots on and wrestled each other, I beat him pretty good.”