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.