Rose Namajunas Unlikely to Return to Strawweight Due to Difficult Weight Cut

Oh boy, Rose Namajunas has had quite the journey, huh? She’s been through the wringer, mentally and physically. But, it seems like she’s hit a turning point. No more strawweight for her, she says. It’s just not doing her body any favors.

And guess what? She’s already dipped her toes into the flyweight division. Her debut was in September 2023, against Manon Fiorot. Didn’t go her way, but hey, that’s the fight game. Now, she’s gearing up for another go. This time it’s Amanda Ribas waiting in the wings. They’re headlining UFC on ESPN 53 this Saturday. Exciting stuff!

Namajunas is feeling good, really good. Dropping that strawweight cut has been a game changer for her. She’s feeling stronger, more confident, especially when it comes to taking hits and dishing them out. “My body is feeling great,” she told the press. More muscle, more density, and thankfully, no injuries. She’s in tip-top shape, ready to rumble.

You know, weight cuts can be brutal. They mess with your head, your body, even your immune system. Namajunas knows it all too well. But now, she’s in a better place. Eating food, staying hydrated, it’s made a world of difference. And it shows in her confidence, both in defense and offense.

But let’s not forget, Namajunas is no stranger to gold. She’s been the strawweight queen, not once, but twice. Now, she’s eyeing a new crown in a different division. Though, don’t expect her to juggle two belts. She’s pretty clear; strawweight is in her rearview.

Health is her priority now. She’s seen the toll those cuts have taken, and it’s not pretty. “Even though the will gets stronger, the flesh gets weaker,” she muses. It’s all about balance for her now. Fighting, yes, but not at the expense of her well-being. She’s on a mission to preserve as much as she can, in a sport that demands everything.

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