‘You will lose’: MMA temptress Loureda’s corner told her to ‘stop stupid sh*t’ on way to brutal first professional defeat (VIDEO)
After claiming her aim was to "kill" in the cage and likening herself to UFC fighter Edson Barboza, the 22-year-old flyweight suffered her first setback with a points defeat after a back-and-forth scrap in which she spent plenty of time on the mat absorbing punches and trying to escape attempted finishes including an armbar from her ever-dangerous opponent.
Despite the tight nature of the contest, Loureda appeared to showboat by attempting numerous spinning backfists when she arguably should have been concentrating on adding to the early knockdown she scored against Guy, sending the promotion newcomer down with a powerful, well-timed left hand.
"You can't get taken down this round, OK?" Loureda's corner told her in chastising advice between rounds.
Valerie Loureda gets a early knockdown pic.twitter.com/wRyHJhUCs2— Pub Sports Radio 2.0 (@TalkinHands101) May 22, 2021
"You've got to box. You have to punch. Stop the stupid sh*t with the spinning backfist and box her.
"Stop running away. The groundwork is atrocious. Stay off the ground with her. If you don't punch, you will lose. You've got to go and do this."
Check out the final minute of round 1️⃣ between @ValerieLouredaa and Hannah Guy.The #Bellator259 main card is LIVE on @SHOSports. Tune in NOW to catch round 2️⃣.👀 https://t.co/RNtauZGbbQ#MMApic.twitter.com/dlmetDR89O— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) May 22, 2021
Known as much for her scantily-clad shots and glamorous lifestyle on social media, Loureda posted briefly after losing her unbeaten record in her fourth professional fight, saying: "I love what I do. I dropped her and showed my grappling defense. On to the next one."
While Loureda has more than 824,000 Instagram followers, American Guy has fewer than 5,000.
"It's pretty satisfying," the winner cheerily admitted in understated fashion afterwards.
Loureda is gritty and has a ton of heart. Defensive issues, yes, but she's tough.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) May 22, 2021
You can see why Loureda's corner read her the riot act between rounds. That spinning s--t isn't doing her any favors.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) May 22, 2021
"I'm not that type of person where I'm like, 'suck it', but I literally had a hundred message requests, which doesn't happen on Instagram very often.
"I just took a quick look, skimmed it, and there was a lot of hateful stuff in there, so I'm going to wait to read it. Definitely on Instagram, which I expected, there's a lot of hate, but I also have a lot of support.
"It was kind of weird to see my likes go up on social media and all that stuff. I honestly hate social media – I have to be conscious about posting and things like that.
Loureda's corner being brutally honest. "The ground work is atrocious"— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 22, 2021
I’m not saying it’s wrong to dislike Valerie Loureda, but most of you do it with the energy of me as an obese 16 year old who was super mad that his crush got a boyfriend and is now confused and hurt about why her friend is being super mean and critical suddenly— Spaz Michael Vincent (@SpazVincent) May 21, 2021
"It was unbelievable, until I got in the cage, that I had such an amazing opportunity. It didn't really sink in until I got here."
Guy was impressed by Loureda, offering particular praise for the defense which allowed her to escape a series of grim situations when she could have submitted.
Valerie Loureda on the fight: pic.twitter.com/aeSqVv1I5J— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) May 22, 2021
Someone said a few weeks ago on here that Valerie Loureda would beat Tracy Cortez... pic.twitter.com/ZgCiIlSuTt— Sean (@seanie_hoodrat) May 22, 2021
"I gave Valerie her first loss, so that's a little sweet – I can't lie," she said. "I know she's going to come back stronger from it.
"It's amazing that she has such a following on Instagram. She'll have many opportunities.
"I honestly love being the underdog: it feels like you have nothing to lose in there. It feels good to shock everybody."Also on rt.com ‘I’m there to do one thing, and it’s to kill’: Bellator siren Loureda promises violence in upcoming MMA showdown with Hannah Guy