HomeBOXING

Rose Namajunas hints at a future move to boxing: “If there was money … it would be great”

Rose Namajunas has suggested that she would be willing to compete in the sport of boxing, as long as the money is right. During an appearance in T


Rose Namajunas has suggested that she would be willing to compete in the sport of boxing, as long as the money is right.

During an appearance in The MMA Hour , host Ariel Helwani alluded to the recent trend of several top-tier MMA fighters trying their luck in the sport of boxing. When asked if she would consider doing the same, the reigning UFC strawweight champion responded by saying:

You know, I love boxing – definitely. [boxearía] If the money was there, you know, that would be great. That would be great. We could prove it. But I love MMA. I really am so in love with wrestling, wrestling, clinch and kicking, and all of that, mixing it up. So, I feel like if I were to do boxing, that would have to be like, probably a money move, I would say, you know? But I love MMA.

“Man, that Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight was off the charts, it was amazing and super exciting. But I can’t say that, aside from that fight and maybe some other boxing fights, I really get a lot more excited about anyone fighting in MMA than watching boxing, you know what I mean? So doing it is maybe a different story, but I’m definitely much more in love with MMA «.

Rose Namajunas, after winning the title

Rose Namajunas appears to be on a collision course with an old enemy in 2022

Currently, Rose Namajunas She is set to defend her strawweight title against former champion Weili Zhang at UFC 268 on November 6. Namajunas beat Zhang by first-round knockout at UFC 261 in April this year.

It is quite possible that Zhang Weili could beat Rose Namajunas and regain her title. Alternatively, It is also likely that Namajunas could win his rematch this November and end up facing another familiar foe in 2022.

This enemy is the only fighter to have achieved a submission win over Rose Namajunas in her professional MMA career: former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza.

She outpointed Namajunas by submission in the third round to win the inaugural 115-pound title in 2014. Fast forward to today, and ‘Thug’ Rose has a chance to even the score with Esparza, provided Namajunas passes Zhang in their rematch at UFC 268.