Valerie Letourneau’s fight with Joanne Calderwood was a bittersweet affair for the French-Canadian, who got to fight at her natural weight of 125 pounds, yet who lost via third-round TKO. And if that weren’t enough, she was dealing in wardrobe issues with her Reebok fight gear.
In that same third round, Letourneau at one point worried that she’d been exposed on broadcast television. To the naked eye, Letourneau could be seen grabbing her chest, which confused people into thinking she had been hurt. Not long later, she was hurt in a sequence that began with a hard body kick, and ended with a flurry of punches.
Letourneau, who was a guest on Tuesday’s edition of The MMA Hour, said her problems with Reebok gear wasn’t a new development.
“Even when I was warming in back, I changed twice, because I have three tops,” she told Ariel Helwani.
“They told me in my championship fight [against Joanna Jedrzejczyk], they could see I was wearing another top under the official top. And they said, ‘you can wear something under but it needs to be behind under the official top.’ The official top is so low. Even if I wear something under, if you move the top a little bit it’s going to show my boobs. And all fight [against Calderwood] I was worried, I was pulling it, I was uncomfortable. And what happened was in the third [round], she literally pulled the three tops, and they went all the way down. I honestly thought that everybody saw my breasts until I could see my fight itself.”
Letourneau said her reaction was based on mortification at the possibility of being exposed, not because she absorbed a big shot.
“So my face, I wasn’t hurt at all when she gave me the ….View full article
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