July 21, 2015 4:39 PM EDT

Taylor Swift’s video for “Bad Blood” set a Vevo world record for most views (20.1 million) in 24 hours. It sent a message that Swift is supremely gifted in the art of reinvention. Even Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart want to join the squad of powerful lady superheroes she convened for the video. And today, with nine MTV Video Music Award nominations including Video of the Year, Swift’s hit song has received its due recognition.

To celebrate, Swift posted a video of herself training for the music video, in which she deftly throws three opponents to the floor in rapid succession. Considering this was only Swift’s first day of training, she appears to have quite the future in mixed martial arts should she ever tire of the whole biggest-pop-star-in-the-world gig.

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