UFC women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington went toe-to-toe with reigning champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 224 over the weekend. Following the fighter’s dialogue with her corner during the match, the event has since drawn some controversy.
Nunes was seemingly getting the better of her opponent for much of the match. By the fourth round, Pennington has severely bruised her leg and broken her nose.
Just before the beginning of the final round, Pennington informed her corner that she was “done.” Rather than throw in the towel, the fighter’s corner convinced her to continue competing.
Nunes would go on to earn a TKO victory over her opponent in the final round. Speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber has since come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
“I was on the side of the corner.” Faber said. “Motivate your fighter, your championship fighter. Get them in a position where they are ready to fight.”
For the Hall of Famer’s full thoughts on the matter, check out the video below: