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As impressive as Amanda Nunes’ victory over Raquel Pennington was at UFC 224 this past weekend, the biggest thing to come from the bout involved the loser.

While Pennington was unable to solve the reigning bantamweight champion, she did push her to the fifth round. But most believe the fight shouldn’t have reached that point.

Pennington informed her corner prior to the start of the fifth that she was done, a sure sign they would throw in the towel. Instead, they put “Rocky” back out for the final five minutes and Nunes earned the TKO victory.

Now, one member of Pennington’s team and her fiance, Tecia Torres, has taken to social media to explain that decision and offer her support:

“I am extremely proud of my lady. You are a warrior babe,” Torres wrote. “Fought every second you possibly could. You continue to amaze me daily. You motivate me to work hard and one day too receive the same opportunity to fight for a UFC championship. We are the 1-percenters.

“Very few will ever know what we go thru as fighters and an even smaller percentage will ever earn the chance to fight on such a big stage and for a world title.

“PS: Both us and our coaches agree with the decision made to go into the 5th round. We know Raquel more than anyone else and know if we let her give up on herself going into the last round she would have always regretted it. She fought with heart and grit until the end.

“PSS: Exactly one year ago today you asked me to marry you, I can’t freaking wait to wife you!”

#Forever I am extremely proud of my lady. You are a warrior babe. Fought every second you possibly could. You continue to amaze me daily. You motivate me to work hard and one day too receive the same opportunity to fight for a UFC championship. We are the 1%ers. Very few will ever know what we go thru as fighters and an even smaller percentage will ever earn the chance to fight on such a big stage and for a world title. #RideOrDie #AlwaysProud PS: Both us and our coaches agree with the decision made to go into the 5th round. We know Raquel more than anyone else and know if we let her give up on herself going into the last round she would have always regretted it. She fought with heart and grit until the end. PSS: Exactly one year ago today you asked me to marry you, I can’t freaking wait to wife you! 💍 @raquel_pennington

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