Felice Herrig, the former American kickboxer, was a product of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ who had a good initial run in the promotion. However, after a two-fight skid, she departed from the UFC in 2022. Recently, Herrig revealed that ‘money’ was the reason she transitioned into the Onlyfans.

In a recent interview with TMZ, ‘Lil Bulldog’ revealed that she faced financial issues after her ACL surgery in 2019. Therefore, she decided to open an Onlyfans account as an alternate source of income.

Herrig said, It’s made a huge difference, especially because after my first knee surgery. I wouldn’t say I was broke. But I had no money coming in.” 

“People don’t realize like you’re locked into a contract that you can’t get out of but you’re not being paid to be in it… I had bought a house right before the knee surgery,” Herring added. 

Felice Herrig’s bittersweet UFC career and what’s next

After The Ultimate Fighter Season 20, Herrig lost her fight in the UFC against Paige Vanzant in 2015. However, she quickly bounced back into the win column in her next fight.

Paige VanZant
NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 18: Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant grapple in their women’s strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

‘Lil Bulldog’ won a total of four back-to-back fights until 2017. However, after that, she lost all of her fights in the UFC. Herrig was on a four-fight skid when she announced her retirement from UFC in June 2022.

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Following her retirement from UFC, ‘Lil Bulldog’ announced she will be competing in a different form of MMA. In the TMZ interview, Herrig mentioned she always loved boxing. Hence, she diverted her fighting career to the striking roots.

The 37-year-old took to her official Instagram account and announced her new deal with the Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship.

 

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“Excited to give this a go! I like MMA but I love boxing 🥊 Happy for the opportunity to have some fun with this and that @bareknucklefc is going to cross-promote me with @trillerfightclub to do regular boxing as well,” Herrig wrote in the caption.

‘Lil Bulldog’ will compete next month at a BKFC event in London.

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What are your thoughts on Herrig’s UFC career and BKFC move? What do you guys think of her alternate career? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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