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Just mere seconds after JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK tapped to strikes landed by ROSE NAMAJUNAS after she was dropped by a left to the jaw

the feeding frenzy began. Officially Rose became the 3rd ever UFC strawweight champion at 3:03 of the 1st round during their battle at UFC 217. It was her 1st ever TKO stoppage. Which as she said post fight presser is ironic because 303 is also her area code in Milwaukee and the name of her gym. KAROLINA KOWALKIEWICZ; the fellow Pole, who lost to Joanna at UFC 205 and just beat JODIE ESQUIBEL is licking her chops at a possible other shot at the belt. JESSICA ANDRADE and CLAUDIA GADLEHA would also love the shot at a fresh meat champion; and one perceived to be way less dangerous than Joanna despite the TKO win. TECIA TORRES and MICHELLE WATERSON are about to battle each other in Detroit on December 2nd at UFC 218. Then there’s Alpha-Male bulldog  CYNTHIA CALVILLO who during UFC 217 fight week here in NYC told me in an interview she’d like a crack at the belt come February or March. There’s also the 1st ever champion CARLA ESPARZA who’d love a crack at getting gold back.

If Rose preferred Karolina to get 1st crack it would be a rematch to Rose’s last loss (from UFC 201). She’s also suffered losses to  Carla and Tecia that could be played back.

So yes, this ROSE is presently blooming; and in the words of her boyfriend/coach PAT BARRY “you just do you”; but will she have a short shelf life? As for now former champion Joanna; she said during the post fight presser she’d like to get away for a while back to Poland and come back strong; most likely at the new flyweight division. Also to do things away from the cage; and didn’t want any comparisons to RONDA ROUSEY; who she fell just 1 title defense away from tying Ronda’s defense record. During her in cage interview Rose sent out a message of peace and love for the world, especially those affected by mental illness; something relevant in her family. The 25 year old champion is on a 3 fight win streak and remained very quiet all fight week against the backdrop of Joanna’s trash talk. Although she did mention that with the “New York noise” she found it hard to fall asleep. Well there definitely won’t be any sleeping by her in the cage with the new target painted on her back.



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1 Comment

  1. Larry long

    November 7, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    RoSe Is ThE gReAtEsT ChAmP 3v3r,

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