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Fight Mom: Documentary of Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson

UFC strawweight “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson is using Kickstarter as a fundraising platform to help support the funding of a documentary about her life entitled “Fight Mom.”

With more than 100 backers, and only 16 days to go, Waterson has raised more than $18,000 of a $35,000 goal.

You can view and fund the project by click here.

The film is produced by Sean Menard and filmed in Thailand.

A black belt in karate, Michelle dropped out of college to pursue a career in combat sports after being inspired on a trip to visit family in Thailand. There, while training in the art of Muay Thai, a legendary trainer told her that, with proper dedication, she would one day become a world champion. His prediction proved correct almost ten years later when Michelle became champion for Invicta FC, the first-ever MMA organization made strictly for women. She has since signed a contract to fight in the UFC.


The bulk of the money will be going towards UFC licensed footage and music for the film. Every minute the film shows Michelle fighting inside the cage will cost money. As with any good documentary, the licensed footage and music are vital. Any additional money will be used towards:

  • Motion Graphics
  • Color Correction
  • Sound Design and Audio Mix

The goal is to have the film completed in early 2016.

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

Owner/Editor/Journalist at MyMMANews
Founder of - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

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  1. Can't wait to see it looks great!