During the Dec. 16 episode of ProWMMA Now!, hard-hitting knockout artist "Hurricane" Heather Jo Clark (6-4) confirmed that she will be attending the tryouts to obtain one of the final five spots in the TUF 20 house.
Clark, 33, told show host Gina Begley that XFC President John Prisco kindly granted her permission, so she plans to compete for a spot on the show when the open tryouts go down in early-2014.
If she does make it into the TUF 20 house, she'll be forced to live for six weeks with her long-time rival, Bellator and Invicta FC vet Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig.
Clark says she'll be able to stay mentally composed and focused on the ultimate goal of the UFC strawweight title even if Herrig tries to start drama with her in the TUF 20 house.
"I don't know. She might try to be nice to me," Clark said when asked by Begley if there's any way she'll be able to squash the "beef" with Herrig. "And what am I going to do, be a b*tch back? No. I mean if she's cordial to me than I'm going to be cordial back and we'll settle it in the cage.
"But honestly I don't think she has the class. I don't think she has even the intelligence to do that, so that's just my opinion. We'll see I guess. It's just an unknown. Like I said, there's nothing she can do to me that can make me lose the opportunity to lose the whole show. I will be able to keep my mind and my focus."
Clark lost to Herrig earlier this year at Bellator 94, and she's been itching to get back in the cage with her ever since.
"I think she has a right to be on there," Clark said of Herrig's selection to the TUF 20 house. "I think she has proven that she's able to stand there and fight. But I don't think her last fight was anything special. I think Tecia [Torres] is an amazing fighter and I don't take anything away from her when I say this, but I just was not impressed by anything Felice [Herrig] did in that fight and I really think she's on her way out.
"I think she hasn't evolved in many fights. I think she's the same fighter in that fight as when she fought me, and unless she changes up something, I think she's on her way out, honestly.