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Alyse Anderson Has Been Training With Felice Herrig For Invicta FC 30 Bout

July 20, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Alyse Anderson spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of her fight with Stephanie Alba at Invicta FC 30 this weekend. Highlights are below:

On training with Felice Herrig for the fight: “We just really clicked. Our personalities, how we pushed each other – it was awesome seeing how Jeff Curran coached her and how the team came together for her. Then she called and offered when I got this fight opportunity to help be a training partner. We’ve been training together every day for the last six weeks, so we’re really close now.”

On preparing for the bout: “I definitely feel the strongest I’ve ever been. Going through a camp with one of the top ranked every day, I just feel like she pushes me every day, and it’s definitely made my confidence go up going into this fight. I’ve got such a good support system with everyone at Team Curran. But Felice went out of her way every single day. She’s not even in camp, and she pretty much put in a whole six-week fight camp just so I wasn’t doing it by myself.”

On how she’s feeling ahead of the fight: “I feel like I’m Alyse Anderson 2.0. Felice has so much experience not just on the training side, but on the mental aspect. Whenever I have any doubts about anything, she always has that quick response because she’s been through it. She’s felt how I feel and she’s dealt with opponents talking trash and how to react and what it says about them. I just feel so lucky.”

On her goals in the sport: “I really want each fight to continue testing myself,” Anderson said. “At this stage really we’re just preparing my overall skill set and not really a specific fighter. I just want to keep building myself as a fighter. I want to keep climbing the ladder through Invicta and eventually fight for the atomweight title. But if the UFC opens a 105-pound division, it would be a dream come true to be part of that organization. That’s always the ultimate goal.”