Jessica Andrade cheering for Rose Namajunas in rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

Rose Namajunas has one fight to silence all the doubters

There are perks that come with being a champ — name recognition and traveling first class. That’s what Rose Namajunas has enjoyed since capturing the UFC women’s strawweight title last November at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden. Namajunas, 25, was a big underdog when she took on longtime unbeaten champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland....
Via New York Post
13 days ago

White isn't stripping Conor McGregor just yet

Dana White isn’t stripping Conor McGregor of the UFC lightweight title just yet. But there’s a catch.At UFC 223 on April 7 in Brooklyn, Khabib Nurmagomedov will face off against Tony Ferguson. And their prize, according to White? The “undisputed” lightweight championship. But if he’s not stripping McGregor of his crown, how can that be?“Conor McGregor is not just one of the biggest...
Via The Sports Post
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Namajunas vs. Jędrzejczyk targeted for UFC 223

At UFC 217 back on Nov. 4, Rose Namajunas upset then-current strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. But at UFC 223 on April 7, they may finally have their rematch. Of course, that’s not the only big news ahead of UFC 223. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White would confirm Tony Ferguson versus Khabib Nurmagomedov. But at this time, we don’t know if it’s for the interim lightweight...
Via The Sports Post
January 18, 2018  |  Discuss

UFC 217 shows UFC can thrive without Conor McGregor

Was UFC 217 the best fight card the organization has ever put on? Most will say that’s a definitive yes. It would feature three championship fights on the top of the card, and all three champions would go down in defeat.The night also proved that sometimes when you talk too much, it can come back to bite you. Three such talkers got bitten at UFC 217.The main event, of course, featured...
Via The Sports Post
November 06, 2017  |  Discuss

What to expect at UFC 217

The upcoming UFC pay-per-view event in New York City should be an action-packed show for fight fans. With three title fights on the main card, this event could shake up the UFC. Middleweight champion Michael Bisping looks to defend his belt from UFC legend Georges St-Pierre’s comeback to the octagon. A grudge match featuring Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw for the men’s bantamweight...
October 31, 2017  |  Discuss

UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas: I need to rest, and have fun again

After winning her third-straight fight since losing a strawweight title bout, Rose Namajunas seems on the fast-track to fighting for the UFC belt, again, soon. "Thug Rose" pulled out a razor-close decision win over fellow contender Tecia Torres Saturday in Tampa, but afterwards said that she'll need a long rest before fighting anyone, again."Right now, I'm in no rush," she said....
Via FOX Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose Namajunas shows off her days as the cutest child 'thug model'

Rose Namajunas may be knocking opponents out as an adult, but as a kid she was killing folks with cuteness.The strawweight contender posted this photo to Instagram on Friday, showing off her skills as a children's clothing model.Namajunas has won her last two fights inside the Octagon by submission, including a dominant performance against Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night in Vegas...
Via FOX Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose Namajunas is as comfortable in the cage as she is with her new look

Being an MMA fighter means being tough and rugged in the cage. UFC strawweight Rose Namajunas isn't afraid to make that persona part of her outward appearance as well.As "Thug" Rose performed her open workout for the masses at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, there was nothing about her that screamed quintessential woman, from the calluses on her hands to her shaved head.As she develops...
Via FOX Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fight Psyche: Why Rose Namajunas had to drop the 'Thug' from her identity

Fighting, like most things, is mental endeavor as much as a physical one. Long before UFC warriors lock up with one another in the Octagon, they must first daily fight psychological battles with themselves. Different fighters have different psychological approaches to competing, and they are all fascinating to explore. Elias Cepeda's Fight Psyche series looks to unpack some of that...
Via FOX Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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