When I started fighting, initially I didn’t know I was going to make it a career and then after I had my first pro fight, I was talking to my dad and I said, “We really need to think of a fight name.” I posted on Facebook and asked people to think of my name. When I read the list to my dad and he heard ‘12 Gauge,’ he just knew that was the one that fit me the best. I grew up in a very, very small town in the middle of nowhere in the country while hunting and fishing so 12 Gauge just kind of fit my personality. It’s who I am. I’m a small town girl who grew up hunting. 

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