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1/14/13 9:41 PM
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While its popularity may not be in question, how the fighters are marketing themselves does raise some eye brows. While some fighters would market their abilities in the ring, MMA star Felice Herrig seems to have no problem with flaunting her ability, her body in this case, to get ahead in the MMA. Herrig’s attitude may help her to move up in the sport but does it ultimately help or hurt how women are viewed upon in female sports?

When competing in a sport, the goal is to win. The more wins a person or team accumulates, the higher in status you climb until reaching the ultimate goal; being number one. However, people like Felice feel that you also need to be marketable in order to be successful.

She said that “In female sports especially it’s about how marketable you are and I’m not going to hide who I am.”  For her, this means knowing she has more than an attractive body and flaunting it to help her become more successful in the MMA.  Yet, the 28 year-old knows that this approach could cause more harm than good.

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1/14/13 9:43 PM
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I know who Felice Herrig is, so I guess that means it's good for WMMA.

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It helps me.
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It helps my fap bank! Phone Post
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Are we really going to start his "bad for the sport" bullshit all over again?

 

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Don't hate the playa, hate the game....homie. Phone Post
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if she needs a spanking I volunteer!

1/14/13 9:52 PM
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Look how much Gsp's looks and sex appeal have helped him. Of course its important. Phone Post
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I don't know if it helps, but certainly doesn't hurt for sure. Phone Post
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Kim Kardashian made a porno and were gonna complain about Felice in skimpy clothing that most chicks wear anyways?

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KevinMcAllister -  Don't hate the playa, hate the game....homie. Phone Post

This :)

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Doesn`t matter,she is going to do it anyways.Anything from having to have to work a 9-5 IMHO.

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Attitude and self marketing is essential for any fighter that wants to get to the top in this sport. Talent is great but you have to do what you can to get the attention of the big shows. That goes for men and women.

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It's fine, just like the men they're gonna have different characters and personalities. I support her sexy!
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All the male fighters appear on the cover of muscle and fitness and use their physique to sell products, it is no different. Except I actually enjoy seeing her with less clothes
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KevinMcAllister - Don't hate the playa, hate the game....homie. Phone Post
Yep. Personally i dont really care for how felice rolls, but i totally understand why does it- cant blame her at all Phone Post
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Yes, hot girls are so offensive I feel like I need to have a good cry and go write about it in my diary. No it doesn't hurt WMMA.

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No different than trash talk.
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Good on her for marketing herself and getting her name out there - less muscled up man birds wailing on each other and more attractive women with high levels of technical ability and interesting personalities are exactly what WMMA needs to grow!

People need to stop being such prudes. In a sport where cuts are regularly opened and arms broken people are worried about sexy girls hurting the image of the sport? Girls like Felice, Bec, Gina, Rhonda and Miesha are exactly what the sport needs to progress to the next level.

You don't have to be good looking to make it to the top but it certainly doesn't hurt when it comes to gaining fans and getting people talking about a relatively new sport. More exposure and keeping your name fresh in the media can only be a good thing, I know she's definitely got my attention for her next fight!

1/14/13 10:51 PM
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I think this thread is marketing lol
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Rhonda Rousey does the same, only with less clothes on.

 

But Felice doesn't pour hot garbage from her mouth that reads like farts Phone Post
Feel like this violates the
"Don't say it if you wouldn't say it to their face"
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N for Felice's comment on the matter Phone Post
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In conclusion, is this hurting you?

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If she was a shit bag fighter and was just making a name for herself by doing things like motor boating Rowdy Bec's ass then I'd say it's probably not good for wmma, but the chick can fight so who gives a fuck ,she's using the tools she was given to bring more attention to herself which in turn brings more attention to WMMA which can't be a bad thing IMO Phone Post

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