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UFC fighter posts photo, video claiming Mortal Kombat game used unauthorized likeness

The proof appears to be in the digital pudding.

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Did Mortal Kombat use Felice Herrig's likeness without her consent?

That may be the case, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight contender is starting to realize that one of the game's characters, Cassie Cage, may very well be her digital twin.

The talented 115-pound veteran took to Instagram (via Kokatu) to post proof that MK could be snooping her photos to gather ideas for Cage's physical traits; something she first dismissed three months ago, but now says is far from a coincidence.

Check out the undeniable evidence:

Alright #MORTALKOMBATX This is no longer a coincidence #cassiecage

A photo posted by @feliceherrig on

If that weren't enough proof of possible trademark infringement, "Lil' Bulldog" also posted this video clip of Cassie's finishing move, which includes a selfie with her fallen and nearly-decapitated foe. And as we all know, Herrig is the unofficial MMA queen of the selfie.

According to Kotaku, requests for comment from Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. went unanswered.

Whether Herrig agrees or not, the resemblance will likely be chalked up to sheer coincidence for the time being. But, if she decides to pursue it further with legal action, she could be in line for a big payday from the popular video game -- if it is indeed found guilty of stealing her likeness.

Wouldn't be the first time.

For now, Felice will focus on the fight at hand, as she gets ready to take on Paige VanZant at this weekend's (Sat., March 18, 2015) UFC on FOX 15 event in Newark, New Jersey.

For more on that fight card click here.

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