Claire attended mixed martial arts classes with coach Austen Ford at Brass Boxing, where she felt strong, competent, and welcome. Plus, Claire was finally a part of a team and had a place where she belonged. Above all, the kids at the gym were happy to see Claire. Claire’s self-esteem and confidence began to overcome the feelings from the bullies. Then, Claire began entering jiu-jitsu tournaments and winning medals. Most importantly, Claire began to care more about what she thought of herself over what the other kids said.
With the help of her family, coach, and friends, Claire created a video in the hopes that it would help other bullied children. She never knew the video would find its way to UFC Social Media Director Shanda Maloney, who took it straight to UFC President Dana White. Dana was so touched that the UFC hosted Claire for UFC 183 in Las Vegas and UFC 184 in Los Angeles. In addition, Claire received VIP treatment and met some of her UFC Idols, including Ronda Rousey (scroll down for more).