Felice Herrig Opens Up About How and Why She Became an MMA Fighter

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Before Felice Herrig (7-4) became a MMA fighter, her life revolved around track. The direction changed once she had to help support her family.

"I really wanted to get a track scholarship in college, but my parents didn't have a lot of money so I had to work during high school," said Herrig. "So instead of competing in track, after I turned 16, I worked almost fulltime."

Determined to find a competitive sport after high school, she gave fighting a chance.

"I felt like I wanted to do so much in any sport and I never got the opportunity to see what I was made of at the top level," said Herrig. "Fighting was something I still could compete in after high school, so that's why I got involved in it."

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