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Monday, May 14, 2018

Tecia Torres Says She & Raquel Pennington Agree With Corner’s Decision to Not Stop UFC 224 Bout

Pennington (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

There’s been considerable debate and discussion about how Raquel Pennington’s corner encouraged her to continue fighting at UFC 224, but according to her partner, Tecia Torres, the fighters agree with her coaches decision.

Pennington absorbed numerous hard strikes in round for of her bout with Amanda Nunes, and after the frame, she was heard telling her corner she wanted the fight called. The bantamweight’s coaches, however, encouraged her to keep fighting and told her to go for it in the final round.

The champion Nunes, however, bloodied Pennington further with strikes in round five, and the fight was stopped.

Since then, Torres shared out the comments below:

#Forever I am extremely proud of my lady. You are a warrior babe. Fought every second you possibly could. You continue to amaze me daily. You motivate me to work hard and one day too receive the same opportunity to fight for a UFC championship. We are the 1%ers. Very few will ever know what we go thru as fighters and an even smaller percentage will ever earn the chance to fight on such a big stage and for a world title. #RideOrDie #AlwaysProud PS: Both us and our coaches agree with the decision made to go into the 5th round. We know Raquel more than anyone else and know if we let her give up on herself going into the last round she would have always regretted it. She fought with heart and grit until the end. PSS: Exactly one year ago today you asked me to marry you, I can't freaking wait to wife you! 💍 @raquel_pennington

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