Raquel Pennington Tells TMZ She “Needed” Her Coaches During Controversial UFC 224 Moment

UFC women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington took a shot at the title over the weekend. After a dialogue between the fighter and her corner was revealed on the live pay-per-view broadcast, the fight has since drawn some controversy.

Reigning champion Amanda Nunes faced off against Pennington in the main event of UFC 224 on Saturday night, May 12. In between the fourth and final round, Pennington informed her corner that she was “done.”

Rather than calling off the fight, the title challenger’s corner convinced Pennington to continue fighting. Nunes would go on to earn a TKO victory over the fighter in the final round.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Pennington has since come forward with a few words on the matter. The fighter went on to explain that she supports her corner’s decision to not call the fight.

“It was just a moment where an athlete had given up on themselves and that is when I needed my coaches to be there.” Pennington said. Check out the fighter’s full thoughts within the video below:

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