Valerie Loureda recently took to Twitter to react to a backstage clip with Leon Edwards following his thrilling victory at UFC 278.
In the main event of the pay-per-view, Edwards scored one of the biggest upset victories in combat sports history. With just a minute left in the fight, the 30-year-old connected with a head kick and knocked out Kamaru Usman.
With the win, Edwards became the new UFC welterweight champion after being dominated by Usman for at least three rounds on the scoreboards. Taking to Twitter, former Bellator MMA fighter and current WWE star Valerie Loureda sent out a two-word message.
“I’m crying,” Loureda wrote.
See Loureda’s tweet below:
With the victory, Edwards ended Usman’s historic reign, which began three years ago when he defeated Tyron Woodley. Since then, The Nigerian Nightmare has successfully defended his title against Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns.
How did fans react to Valerie Loureda’s UFC 278 tweet?
In reaction to Valerie Loureda’s tweet, fans showed their support for Leon Edwards, who has had to go through a lot of adversity over the past two years in the UFC.
Most fans were excited after Rocky’s win, while Twitter user @MikeDesrochers1 suggested that Loureda will have her moment at WrestleMania, just like Edwards had at UFC 278.
Check out the fan reactions below:
Loureda signed with WWE a few months ago, but has yet to make her in-ring debut for the company. During her time in Bellator MMA, she has four wins in five fights, with her only loss coming against Hannah Guy.
In the past, Loureda has expressed how she fell in love with WWE and wanted to fulfill her dream of becoming the first Cuban American star in the company. She said:
“I’m an entertainer. I love the glamour. I love the production, I love the story. And when I saw WWE, I realized that’s all I’m good at in one place. Not only that, but I saw the opportunity to to be the first Cuban-American woman to become a WWE Superstar.”
It remains to be seen when Loureda will finally step into the ring and make his professional wrestling debut.
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