Zhang Weili Congratulates Rose Namajunas on Victory, Calls For Rematch
By FCF Staff
Zhang Weili protested the stoppage, immediately after she was taken out by Rose Namajunas at UFC 261, Saturday. But, since then, the now former strawweight champ has posted a statement, in which she congratulated ‘Thug’ on her win.
Weili was floored by a head kick from Namajunas not long into their bout, and the latter finished the fight with punches from above. Weili, who still appeared to be significantly stunned, was adamant the bout had been stopped too early.
More recently, however, the 31-year-old fighter shared out the statement below.
“I want to congratulate Rose on her victory,” Weili wrote. “She bounced back from her defeat. I believe I will also come back, only beat a great champion, to become a legend, and beat a legend, I will become a new me. Before, my goal was to win the UFC championship, but today, I have a higher goal than that. Thank you! It’s normal to lose and win. That’s the UFC. Andrade, Joanna, Rose have all lost and they all come back and try again. I have deepened my understanding of UFC today. So I believe I can come back. Hopefully the UFC will schedule a rematch soon.”
Weili (21-2) had won 21 straight fights before facing Namajunas on Saturday. The now two-time champ, Namajunas, improved her record to 10-4 with the win.