Rose: ‘I felt like a kid in there’

Rose Namajunas

“I was very excited to go in there and win it and take it all. I just gotta go back and really just ponder everything and try to evolve and learn from this and grow as a woman. I kind of felt like a kid in there. I just gotta take that and grow from this just like my last loss.”

“This is just an investment in my future. I’m gonna tweak some things, I’m gonna work harder and I’m gonna be back.”

“[Being compared to Ronda Rousey] It always adds pressure. It’s just a matter of when you get in there, is it gonna be too much or is it just enough? I found out tonight that I just gotta be patient and take my time with this. I got a lot of time.”

A disappointed Rose Namajunas talked to the press following last night’s upset defeat at the hands of Carla Esparza.

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