Rose Namajunas has been through a series of fluctuating highs and lows in her glorious UFC career; she last fought against Carla Esparaza and lost her strawweight belt to her; Esparaza was successful in claiming a split-decision win; both fighters were heavily booed because of their mundane performance.
Namjunas was deeply affected by the loss, and she also considered retirement because of it. After taking a break for more than a year, Rose Namajunas is set to make her return against Manon Fiorot, and it is worth knowing that Namajunas has decided to move to the flyweight division.
If Namajunas secures a win, she will become the 2nd ranked flyweight contender and can soon fight for the prestigious UFC belt.
Rose Namajunas on retirement
Recently on The MMA Hour, Rose Namjunas expressively shared her thoughts on the moments she thought about quitting the sport and on a brighter note, she revealed that she is far from done.
“I definitely thought I was done for a good amount of time,” Namajunas said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “There’s definitely a number of things, but the way that I felt going into the locker room, I just didn’t feel aggressive and I felt like, ‘I don’t really want to hurt anybody.’ So I was like, ‘Yeah, I guess I’m done.’ There were a bunch of other factors that went into it, but it’s obviously not the first time that I questioned whether I should keep doing this or not.
“I already achieved becoming a champion, defending a champion belt, losing it, and then even at that point when I lost it and was on my way to when I decided to rematch (Jessica) Andrade, and I wanted her because I wanted to fix that mistake.
Namajunas further said: “I came back around to like, ‘No, this is definitely what God has called me to do.’ He has special gifts for everybody. Some people are warriors, and some people are creatures. I’ve been gifted with the warrior spirit and something special.
I know I don’t have a ton of time left, but I know He’s not finished with me yet in this chapter”.