Former Invicta FC star turned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight, Felice Herrig, took to the social website Sqor to reveal she was recently the victim of bullying by the entire (all female) Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 cast.
Well, everyone except Carla Esparza, the only person "Lil' Bulldog" says had her back during the combat sports reality show, who called out the alleged bullies for being immature.
From Herrig's post (via BJPenn.com):
My girl @carlaesparza1 always has my back. I ❤️ her and can't wait to see her. Yes it's true. All the girls on the NY PR tour for TUF 20 have been bullying me and being catty and un professional.. Girls I have never done anything to. Girls who all of a sudden grew some balls after the show. I apologize to the fans for not getting to see me at my normal? Bubbly self. I had a hard time dealing with all the bullying.
From the beginning, it was obvious Herrig rubbed her cast mates the wrong way, as some of them proudly proclaimed they "have no love" for the five-year mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran.
In fact, Herrig was at the center of an altercation on the very first day of filming that almost got her thrown off the show, according to UFC President Dana White. And whatever animosity the cast had toward Herrig on the show, is still there.
Nevertheless, Herring went on to finish filming TUF 20, which featured UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and division number one contender Gilbert Melendez as coaches, and it just so happens to debut tomorrow night (Weds. Sept. 10, 2014) at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
And while bullying is never something to promote, the good news is, Herrig will likely have the chance to settle her issues with her enemies one-on-one inside the Octagon as members of the new UFC strawweight division.
That said, will you be tuning in to watch all the drama unfold?