Amanda Nunes says Raquel Pennington’s corner failed her by not throwing in towel at UFC 224

RIO DE JANEIRO – Amanda Nunes expressed her disappointment in how Raquel Pennington’s corner failed to oblige her request to end the UFC 224 main event following the fourth round of action.

After taking a beating over 20 minutes, Pennington (9-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) walked to her corner prior to the final round of the women’s bantamweight championship fight with Nunes (16-4 MMA, 9-1 UFC) at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro and said she was “done.” A cornerman implored Pennington to keep going, and once the fifth round began she was quickly mauled into a bloody stoppage by the champ.

The situation immediately generated a swell of outrage from the MMA community. The majority believed Pennington’s corner committed a significant mistake that led to an onslaught of unnecessary damage, and Nunes agreed with that assessment post-fight.

Nunes, 29, said she didn’t know about everything that had happened before returning to the locker room after her

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