It has been just under a week since the record breaking UFC 193 event. Social media has heard from many of the fighters who participated on the card including former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. One fighter, however, has remained silent until now.
Valerie Letourneau faced strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the night’s co-main event. Though Letourneau put up a valiant effort she was no match against the champions offensive onslaught. Jedrzejczyk tied one striking by landing 220 significant strikes in a bout and also set a record by landing 70 leg kicks on her opponent. As being the barrier of all those strikes, Letourneau’s body and face has severely battered.
On Friday Letourneau posted an image of herself on Instgram to let her fans know that she was “healing well” and that she will “come back stronger”.
When the match up was announced many questioned whether or not Letourneau deserved a shot at the title mostly because she was relatively unknown by many fans. After displaying her heart and grit at against Jedrzejczyk she has sure to have picked up many more fans.
You can compare her post to how she looked like immediately after her UFC 193 bout below.
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Tk you for all your messages! I never had so much positive responses coming from a defeat and I am really touched by your support and encouragement. This is me this morning, #NOMAKEUP #NOFILTER , I am healing well, I already miss the gym and I promise to come back stronger! I am ok :)! —————– Merci pour tout vos messages, je n'ai jamais reçu autant de message positif venant d'une défaite et je suis vraiment touché par votre support et vos encouragements! C'est moi ce matin sans maquillage sans filtre, je guérit bien, le gym me manque déjà et je promet de revenir en force! #UFC193 #UFC #ATTFamily #thankful