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.