Exclusive: UFC 218's Felice Herrig Talks Cortney Casey's Boogers And Her Place In The Division

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Felice Herrig is one a four-fight winning streak.

In a fight which featured blood boogers and middle fingers, Felice Herrig pulled off the narrow victory against Cortney Casey via split decision. At one point, a bloody Casey flung a bloody booger at Felice and both fighters exchanged the gesture not approved for cable television. Otherwise, the fight featured technical exchanges of both striking and grappling.

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You can see an excerpt from the fight in our Fightful live coverage below. 

Round One: The round begins with Herrig nailing Casey with a left hook followed by a right, Casey attacks Herrig with punching combos of her own. Casey also starts attacking Herrig with some leg kicks, Casey then pops a swinging Herrig with a counter right. Casey continues nailing Herrig with counter strike combinations, Herrig cracks a swinging Casey with a counter left hook. Herrig charges at Casey and Casey nails her with a combination, Herrig scores a takedown on Casey and she gets the half guard. Casey uses a kimura attempt to sweep Herrig and get top position, Casey gets up and she allows Herrig to stand as well. Herrig comes forward and she swings away at Casey, the fighters get into a striking exchange as the round ends.

Official Result: #9 Felice Herrig def. #11 Cortney Casey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

After the fight, Fightful's James Lynch asked Herrig about the bodily fluids and gestures. Herrig said she held no ill will towards Casey because it was all in the named of entertainment. 

"We both went full Nick Diaz, whatever. She got a little upset because I got her with a shot and I saw it on her face. Fighters get emotional. She flicked a booger at me, it was great. I mean, it's entertaining for the fans. I like to have entertaining fights. I'm not mad at her. I was entertained by it," said Herrig.

Felice also told Lynch she does not care about who she faces next but she feels like the dark horse of the division. She claimed her win streak has won her respect and she suggested she face the winner of Tecia Torres versus Michelle Waterson

See our full UFC 218 Fightful.com post-show Podcast at this link. 

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