Several of UFC’s top stars were unhappy with Raquel Pennington’s coaches for refusing to listen to her pleas to quit her recent UFC 224 title fight against Amanda Nunes, however UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber is not one of them.
Pennington (9-6) failed to capture the bantamweight title from Amanda Nunes (16-4) at this past Saturday night’s UFC 224 event, finding herself victim of a fifth-round TKO loss. Pennington was left a bloody mess by the end of the fight, and told her corner after round four that she no longer wanted to continue. Instead of stopping the fight, her coaches convinced her to continue.
The days following the event, top UFC fighters hit out at the coaches decision. However, the likes of Tecia Torres, Miesha Tate and Pennington herself have defended the decision. Faber also had his say during a recent chat with TMZ.
The former WEC and King of the Cage champ pointed out that “If she really wanted out of the fight, she could have told the ref.” and says “It didn’t go her way but at least she can say for the rest of her life that she didn’t quit”. Take a look at Faber’s full comments in the video below: