Rose Namajunas issues statement following title loss at UFC 237

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Rose Namajunas has issued a statement following her scary knockout loss to Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC 237 this evening in Rio de Janeiro.

After dominating the opening round with some fancy footwork and crisp striking, it appeared that Rose Namajunas was going to cruise to an easy victory over her Brazilian challenger.

However, in round two Jessica Andrade was finally able to get her hands on the champion. When she did, Andrade proceeded to lift Namajunas up in the air before slamming her down to the octagon canvas. The impact from the emphatic slam caused Namajunas to hit her head off the floor which ultimately resulted in a her first UFC knockout loss.

Following the disappointing setback, Rose Namajunas sat down with ESPN to discuss her future and what, if anything, might come next.

“Going into this one I was like, ‘this might be the last time I ever do this.’ But we’ll see. We’ll take it one day at a time. Like, this is a lot. But it was super fun. I had a great time.” Rose Namajunas told ESPN following UFC 237. “I kind of always think that. But this time was pretty heavy. It’s a lot on Pat and I’s relationship and everything. But like, there’s so much good that comes out of it. You’ve gotta see the bright side of everything. It’s easy to dwell on the negative. But, you kinda have to not give yourself grey hairs either.”

With tonight’s loss, Rose Namajunas mow moves to 8-4 in her professional mixed martial arts career.

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