A Colorado Springs-area high school wrestling coach was the subject of a debate last week after his remarks during a UFC pay-per-view main event went viral.
Newly appointed Fountain-Fort Carson coach Jason Kutz, Raquel Pennington's corner, made headlines for encouraging Pennington to continue after she indicated, “I’m done, I want to be done,” during her fight against champion Amanda Nunes.
“I know it hurts. Let’s power through this. Let’s power through this, let’s believe,” Kutz told Pennington after the fourth round. “Change your mindset. Change your mindset. Let’s throw everything we got. We’ll recover later … Throw everything we got.”
Pennington, a Harrison High School grad, returned to the ring and lost in the following round by TKO. Pennington was taken to the hospital after the bout to evaluate a bloodied nose and damaged leg, which was broken in an ATV wreck last year.