CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois, January 5th, 2015 — The world of Mixed Martial Arts is one that was built around the tenets of respect, honor and tradition, but not everyone agrees with that. Some believe it was built on the concept of bloodsport, bros and breasts. This journalist tends to believe that it falls somewhere in the middle. It’s hard to deny the impact that has come from non-traditional athletes and promotional tools in the world of MMA. For every Gracie or Machida there was a Brock Lesnar or Mayhem Miller to shake things up.
Over the past few years the UFC has openly embraced women fighting in the Octagon(R), one of which is named Felice Herrig. Herrig, a colorful character based out of Illinois, has earned her spot on the UFC roster after competing on the UFC’s reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. Herrig quickly became one of the stars of the show, although it was not without controversy. Her one UFC win has also come with controversy, including hair-pulling to set up a submission.
Fighters like Conor McGregor have made sure that not only you know who he is, but that you have to hear his name at a steady interval regardless of if he is competing or not, which appears to be the thought process behind Felice Herrig’s team and how she handles her social media. Yesterday afternoon Herrig posted this to her SQOR account and Twitter.
— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) January 4, 2015
This photo was preceded by a stream of selfies, modeling shoot photos and even a photograph of her nude legs inside of what appeared to this journalist to be a bubblebath. The question is posed; are you noticing Felice Herrig? She wants you to notice her.
Well, MMA fans, are you noticing her?