Looking for a story about a 125-pound woman choking out a persistent football player unconscious during a boxing match? Then we have just the thing for you, courtesy of Valerie Letourneau.
As a recent in-studio guest on MMAjunkie Radio, the Bellator flyweight couldn’t escape tradition and was asked to share a street fight story. Interestingly enough, Letourneau (9-6 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) says there are a few to pick from in her past – hence, the “Trouble” nickname.
After clarifying they’re from “a long time ago,” Letourneau went with a particularly memorable one.
Letourneau was at Bell Centre in Montreal for a boxing match when a “pretty well known” Canadian Football League player, not satisfied with repeatedly trying to intrude on her time with friends, decided to push his luck with an unfortunate remark.
“I was with my boys, and I’m like, ‘I don’t care about you. I’m with my people,’” Letourneau said. “(He kept) trying to talk to me and after, he says, ‘I heard you’re a fighter. I would like to wrestle with you.’”
Letournau did not like that.
“I was just like, ‘You’re trying to make fun of me right now,’” she recalled.
Now, that would have been the ideal time for this Canadian football player to realize it was best for him to just walk away. But, of course, he didn’t. Instead, in a move he’d regret, he decided to inform her that he did judo in high school and proceed to show his neck.
“I don’t know what crossed my mind, but I just put my arm around his neck,” Letourneau said. “And he passed out before I can even lock anything. Boom, fell on the floor.”
Usually when someone has a really big neck, Letourneau said, the blood supply to the brain cuts off pretty quickly. But she was still surprised by how devastatingly effective her move was.
Letourneau said the two have since talked and are now cool with each other. And, while he walked away with some missing teeth from impact with the groind, she at least walked away with some wisdom.
“You know what I’ve learned?” Letourneau said. “I don’t go out anymore. I make sure I’m with the right people. And I’m not the most patient person. Yes, I’m chill. But if you push the button, I snap pretty quick, usually.”
These days, it would appear, you won’t get an ass-kicking from Letourneau unless you sign a contract first.
The flyweight most recently snapped a three-fight skid and successfully kicking off her Bellator run with a unanimous-decision win over Kate Jackson in December. Currently unbooked, the flyweight also told MMAjunkie Radio that she wouldn’t mind a Bellator 200 title bout with champ Ilima Macfarlane next.
To hear Letourneau tell her street-fight story herself, watch out the video above.
And for more on Bellator’s upcoming schedule, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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