Former UFC and current Bellator fighter Valerie Letourneau has spoken out about an altercation she had with an unidentified Canadian Football League player many years ago.
According to Letourneau, she was attending a boxing match with some friends at the Bell Centre in Montreal when the CFL star made repeated attempts to speak to her.
Letourneau indicated she wasn’t interested, but he wasn’t easily dissuaded.
“I was with my boys, and I’m like, ‘I don’t care about you. I’m with my people,’” Letourneau recalled during an interview on MMAJunkie Radio. “(He kept) trying to talk to me and after, he says, ‘I heard you’re a fighter. I would like to wrestle with you.’
“I was just like, ‘You’re trying to make fun of me right now.’”
The CFL player then upped the ante further by claiming that he used to do judo, while sticking out his neck towards Letourneau in an apparent challenge.
“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.”
There was more to the story than that though, as the player actually banged his face on the ground so hard on the way down that he lost a couple of his teeth.
Despite that, Letourneau has since spoken to the person in question and they’ve buried the hatchet.
“You know what I’ve learned?” the fighter nicknamed ‘Trouble’ 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.”