In her own words, Jamie Herrington wasn’t going all the way to Las Vegas to get her butt kicked, and that mentality propelled her to a world championship. Herrington defeated her opponent Sinead Kavanagh of Ireland in the finals in the third round by TKO to take the victory last week.
Herrington was feeling the excitement of the moment but remained focused as the World MMA championships got underway.
“Once we finished weigh ins and everything was settled the excitement set it. Going into my first match was an exciting feeling to have family and friends, and people from all over the world watching,” she said.
As she made her way to the finals and emerged victorious, Herrington was grateful to have those close to her in attendance. She’ll now be turning her attention to acquiring an MMA title belt or making her pro debut.
“I got up and screamed ‘I’m number one’ and tried not to cry. Having everybody there, I’ll never forget it. It was an awesome feeling,” she explained. “It’s back to the gym. This December I’m looking for a title fight or possibly a pro debut. Going pro is a little bit in the air for me still. I have a lot of training and more developing I’d like to take advantage of.”
Herrington’s record as a fighter now sits at a solid 7-0.