Valerie Letourneau took to her Instagram and announced the unfortunate news about her UFC run coming to an end.
“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… 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 worst 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’m still gonna fight; If my fans, sponsors, and promotion have my back. If not, I’m still gonna be fine.”
Letourneau went 3-3 in her UFC career. All 3 of her losses came in her last 3 fights. She fought at bantamweight, strawweight, and flyweight while competing in the promotion. Her 3 fight win streak led her to a strawweight championship fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, where she lost by unanimous decision.
Valerie will be an asset to whatever promotion she decides to sign with. The American Top team product is still only 33 years old and her best MMA years may still be ahead of her.