Valerie Letourneau took to social media today to clear the air about the issues with her last fight, and it's not what you might think.
Letourneau faced Joanne Calderwood last Saturday and in the final moments of the fight was struck in the chest with a kick. Letourneau grabbed her chest and turned away which caused the commentators to assume she had been hurt in the strike.
Letourneau says she was not, but rather her bra was displaced and her breasts were no longer inside it. She claims she tried to catch the attention of the referee to fix the problem, but she was caught off guard by multiples strikes and the fight was stopped before she had a chance.
"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 literally 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!"
She claims that a male fighter would have reacted the same way if he were faced with a similar... wardrobe malfunction.
Watch the clip here and decide for yourself: