Valerie Letourneau has taken to social media to reveal that she’s no longer with the UFC.
The 33 year-old suffered a split decision loss to the debuting Viviane Periera at UFC 206 in December, a loss made worse by the fact that Letourneau had failed to make weight for the strawweight fight.
That came off the back of two more losses, firstly losing by unanimous decision to divisional champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and then suffering a tough TKO loss to Joanna Calderwood in a flyweight bout.
That left Letourneau with a 3-3 record in the UFC and saw her slide to just No.15 in the 115lb rankings prior to her departure.
Letourneau doesn’t make it clear whether she made the decision to leave, or was cut from the promotion, but either way she says her intention is to keep fighting, and it’s believed that she will no longer be attempting to compete at strawweight due to difficulties cutting down to 115lbs.
Read Letourneau’s full statement below.
“Well! Thank you UFC it’s been an awesome experience and many dreams come true. Time for me to look at what’s next inside and outside the cage. New chapter starting right now ☝ !! #UFC #determination #dedication #passion #love #sport #mma #ByeByeBoss •••• And don’t feel sorry for me! For those who know me for years, you all know and I know that every time I thought the worse was happening, it was to take me to something 10 times better and I feel that this is what’s happening. This is best for my health and future. I am good, I am happy, I still love my sport and I still gonna fight if my fans, sponsors and promotion have my back. And if not! I’m still gonna be fine ❤!”