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XFO 48: Outdoor War

UPDATE: XFO tweets that Herrig vs. LaVoy fight not approved by the state and has been canceled.

by Matt Lo Cascio

If we were to rewrite the old ‘sticks and stones’ comeback for the modern MMA fighter, it might go like this: “Lefts and rights may ruin my night, but Tweets will never hurt me.”

Felice Herrig and Amanda LaVoy have exchanged plenty of words leading up to their XFO Outdoor War fight on Saturday, including a lengthy Twitter feud about why the fight was moved to a K-1 style match instead of Muay Thai.

Psychological warfare is a handy tool for fighters, especially for the underdog. It can work if it racks the focus of your opponent and gets them to stray from their game plan. But the more probable outcome is that it serves as a stick that pokes a bear. The bear gets pissed off. You turn to run, but you’re in a cage with nowhere to go.

We’ll find out Saturday night which of these scenarios will take place. But while LaVoy was shooting Tweets at a semi-automatic pace the other day, Herrig let her manager and camp do the talking. She tweeted only about how her weight cut was going.

In other pro fights:

– Gilbert Grappling’s Rob Morrow takes on Team Curran and former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Mike Marrello.
– Team Curran’s Joey Diehl looks to build on his April win in the XFC against TFC and Ironheart Crown vet Wade Choate.
– Team No Comment’s Pedro Velasco battles Team Curran’s Vince Romandine, who is making his pro debut.
– Three-time Chicago Golden Gloves champ and Team Curran fighter Erick Correa takes on King of the Cage vet Aaron Ware in a heavyweight match.
– Midwest Training Center’s Oliver Vazquez looks for his first pro win after a very impressive local amateur career. He’ll take on Christian Reynoso.

MTC’s Pat “The Project” Hastings makes his pro debut Saturday night. He talks about the the “Outdoor War” in this video with MTC teammates Damian Norris and Oliver Vazquez.

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About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago’s MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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