Valerie Letourneau Releases Statement, Says She Was Not Complaining About Strikes to Chest
By FCF Staff
Following her stoppage loss to Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night 89, Valerie Letourneau has released a statement, explaining why she reacted the way she did to strikes to the chest.
Letourneau appeared to be upset after Calderwood kicked her in the chest during the bout, but recently the Canadian fighter posted the following comments on Instagram:
I want to clarify something, my daughter told me what the commentators were saying during the fight, and I felt insulted.I have been practicing martial arts for 17 years, so I have no problem taking hits to the chest. It is the rule, and it isn’t worse than a low kick! My only problem during the fight is that my bra litterally slipped under my breasts. This is why I stared, embarrassed, at the referee, and I have no idea what Jojo told me, but I had to keep fighting. It seems that I was being mocked because I seemed to be complaining of blows to the breast. I think that I have nothing to prove regarding the numbers of hits I can take without complaining.Guys, would you be able to keep fighting without being distracted if one of your nuts was slipping out of your shorts?Anyway, it does not excuse my defeat, but I wanted to clarify this part of the fight!
With the defeat, the 33 year-old Letourneau’s record fell to 8-5.