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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Dana White agrees: Rose Namajunas is ready for a strawweight title shot

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The chances of Rose Namajunas getting the winner of UFC 211’s strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade are looking good.

It sounds like Rose Namajunas is on the edge of getting a title shot after her impressive win over Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24.

Current women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to face off with Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 on May 18th in Dallas, Texas. Whoever ends up leaving the American Airlines Center with the 115 pound belt could have a quick turnaround against "Thug" Rose based on what Dana White told reporters in Kansas City.

“She looked amazing tonight,” he said. “She put on the performance of a lifetime. Lot of hype behind the ‘Karate Hottie’ after her last victory over Paige VanZant and [Rose] came out and did what she had to do to solidify herself."

"Rose went back to the drawing board, and she looked amazing tonight. She thinks she’s ready for a title, and I agree with her after tonight’s performance.”


As for Rose, she seemed okay with whatever the UFC decided was next for her, title shot or not. So long as she gets a title shot sometime in 2017.

"I changed all my email and computer passwords to ‘Andnew2017’ so that’s kinda just what I have in mind, that general goal," she said with a laugh at the post-fight presser. "So sometime before the year is over with but I don’t want to put no specific stamp on it just yet.”

We'll have to wait and see whether the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 comes out of her fight without any injuries. If everything lines up, Namajunas could get a title shot soon enough to change her passwords again, this time to 'AndStill2017.'
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Awesome.

I thought Rose had the most impressive showing on the entire card.



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Awesome.

I thought Rose had the most impressive showing on the entire card.

Either her or Whitaker for sure... that kick, then follow up choke was just nasty. Rose always just strikes me as true fighter... just someone who loves the fight game and is always getting better.

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Either her or Whitaker for sure... that kick, then follow up choke was just nasty. Rose always just strikes me as true fighter... just someone who loves the fight game and is always getting better.
Yeah. It seems like Rose trains with a lot of different people & that could be how she's learned & improved so much? Awhile ago she was training at jacksonwink, then later she trained with Valentina Shevchenko.

Looked like a straight up killah.



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To be fair Michelle Waterson was the next hot prospect and probably would've gotten said title shot had she beat Rose Namajunas. Namajunas on the other hand has won four of her last five fights against top members of the UFC strawweight division with her only loss coming to title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Question is can Thug Rose solve the conundrum of Joanna's take down defense and her insane cardio level kickboxing and striking ratios.

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I'm interested to see the stand up, but I don't think Rose has the wrestling to take JJ down and I think JJ will just outclass her on the feet like she does everyone else. All the flashy kicks and spins and will probably just get shut down by stiff jabs and pressure. Rose hasn't really fought anyone who will put pressure on her like JJ does, it's why so many girls struggle against JJ, that constant pressure.
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Yeah if we are honest Joanna is number two pound for pound in the world right now after Demetrious Johnson. There probably is someone who can beat her but it's just a matter of that woman coming forward. We know she lost to Bullet Valentina but that was in kickboxing.

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I would pick Rose to defeat Joanna.

If Rose could solve her cardio problem.

Rose looked completely different in her fight with Michelle Waterson than she did when she fought Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

She looked better & much improved everywhere.


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Yeah but can she solve Joanna's take down defense cause for someone who comes from a kickboxing background she has extremely good take down defense. Not to mention she's big for the weight class which makes strength an issue. If Thug Rose can work on her take downs good enough and also get past Joanna's high volume punches she can take her down and win.

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Yeah but can she solve Joanna's take down defense cause for someone who comes from a kickboxing background she has extremely good take down defense. Not to mention she's big for the weight class which makes strength an issue. If Thug Rose can work on her take downs good enough and also get past Joanna's high volume punches she can take her down and win.
I have Rose winning a fight with Joanna standing.

Joanna's cardio is probably the best advantage she has over Rose, but even that isn't as good as it used to be now that Joanna is training in the united states @ american top team, eating american food that is almost deliberately designed to destroy pplz health.


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Rose is not winning a fight standing unless Joanna's skills have completely shit the bed since moving to ATT. There's still too many gaps in her stance and striking that Joanna can exploit, her lead leg is wide open for low kicks and her body is there to be front kicked. She's still going to lose trading hands with Joanna since she's not as crisp and isn't as good at adjusting her combos. Her clinch defence is improving but Joanna still has a sizable advantage there.

As for nutrition, Joanna has a nutritionist, she's not chowing down on junk food and getting fat like Johny Hendricks.
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