UFC 237: Rose Namajunas Unsure About Future Following KO Loss
By FCF Staff
The reign of Rose Namajunas came to an end last night at UFC 237, and the former strawweight champ isn’t sure whether she’s going to fight again.
After winning the first round of her bout with Jessica Andrade, Namajunas was KO’d by a vicious slam from the challenger in round two. While speaking with the media afterward, Namajunas reported she’s not uncertain about her fighting future (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I just want to do something else with my life right now,” Namajunas said. “I don’t know. We’ll see. I’m not going to make any decisions right now. I don’t know. It’s just hard to keep having fun with this.”
“I felt a lot of pressure to get back in there. The last fight prior to this one was a lot of emotional baggage and stuff, and then juggling a bunch of different things. I’m still super happy that I came here. It was just an honor to challenge myself against Andrade because she’s a beast and stuff.”
“I was definitely whipping her butt, there’s no doubt about that,” Namajunas said. “We’ll see if I’m still interested in this. I know I can beat her. I just don’t know.”
The 26-year-old Namajunas was fighting for the first time since April, 2018, when she defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk for a second time.