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Monday, 02/17/2014, 04:26 pm

Felice Herrig Concerned Over Proposed UFC Wardrobe Changes

Felice Herrig has yet to step foot inside the UFC’s Octagon, but, as one of the most popular females in the game today, she’s concerned over the UFC’s proposed changing of the dress code.

She took to her instagram with the following:

“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.

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.

It’s called business and regardless of what some people might think there is a lot more to a fighters business than just the act of them playing their sport.”

Ms. Herrig will debut for the UFC during the taping of the all-female TUF Season 20 cast, which will serve as an elimination tournament to crown the first ever 115lb. UFC female champion.

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31 Comments to Felice Herrig Concerned Over Proposed UFC Wardrobe Changes

  1. team backfist says:

    She obviously knows what she’s doing. Should be a crime to outlaw the eye candy and put her in some generic uniform.

  2. Mata leão says:

    whats the rule change? and what does she do to violate said rule?

    • Tincat says:

      UFC is bringing in official fight outfits. So you wear their ufc shorts (and shirts for girls) with ‘approved’ spots for to put ‘approved’ sponsorships.

      Basically it goes another stop towards gutting a fighters sponsorship money and taking away any rights to their image or brand.

      I want fighters to have ‘donation’ tabs on their websites so I can donate money to them after I torrent a UFC and see a fight I like, because the UFC will never see a dime from me ever.

    • seminalcacti says:

      There’s no rules in place for the dress code yet. It’s only been brought up because some fighters expressed they don’t like playing the sponsorship game, especially with uncle UFC collecting taxes off of those sponsorships making it harder for the lesser fighters and sponsors that can’t fork up a $100k sponsorship tax. Does the NFL or NBA collect $100k taxes from Nike for each player Nike sponsors? I’ve never heard of this.

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