On Wednesday, UFC Women’s Flyweight contender Valerie Letourneau took to her official Instagram page to address something fans might not realize about her recent loss to Joanne Calderwood at the UFC Fight Night 89.
As Letourneau goes on to explain in the Instagram post, which you can read below, she was dealing with embarassment to due a wardrobe malfunction she was dealing with while reacting to the kicks from Calderwood, who went on to stop Letourneau in an amazing battle in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
“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!”