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One of the most dominant female strawweight fighters in UFC
One of the most dominant female strawweight fighters in UFC, or any MMA promotion for that matter, is Felice Herrig. With almost six years of experience in MMA with a 10-6-0 record (along with a kickboxing record of 23-5-0 to compliment it), “Lil’ Bulldog” has fought some of the best in her division including Carla Esparza, Tecia Torres, and most recently, Paige VanZant. Summarized, Felice Herrig has done it all with the exception of winning a championship.Now there are reports that Felice Herrig attempted to add “American ninja” to her already-incredible repertoire as an athlete by conquering American Ninja Warrior. The question is if she conquered like the elite or failed like so many.
Felice Herrig’s journey to become an American Ninja Warrior was first reported back in January 2015. According to a report by Fox Sports back then, Herrig would join John Dodson and Michelle Waterson, fellow MMA fighters who also tried to earn the title of American Ninja Warrior. Though both of them failed, there is no shame in it because the show’s obstacle courses are designed to be extremely difficult. As a matter of fact, nobody has ever beaten American Ninja Warrior until last year. Yusuke Morimoto was the first to accomplish the feat in a time of 5:58:91. Brian Arnold, however, beat it the fastest at 4:39:90. Also of note, no woman has ever made it.
Nevertheless, Felice Herrig was not deterred, staying motivated to earn the title of American Ninja Warrior. Herrig even expressed an easy demeanor going into the challenge as shown in her demo reel/video application, which is attached below.
A ninja or shinobi was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the Sengoku or “warring states” period, in the 15th century,but antecedents may have existed in the 14th century,and possibly even in the 12th century.