UFC Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas So Haunted By Conor Mcgregor’s Violent Bus Attack That She Still Doesn’t Leave Her House
UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is still traumatized by former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor’s violent Brooklyn bus attack back in April that sent two fighters to the hospital and according to coach that lingering trauma made it difficult for Namajunas to leave her house other than training.
Trevor Wittman, a head trainer at Grudge Training Center in Colorado, made an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Tuesday, where he said, Namajunas has grown up in an abusive environment. While she still goes out to see nature, visits her gym but avoid public places where there’s a lot of people. (Via MMAMania)
“She doesn’t leave her house,” Wittman told Ariel Helwani. “It’s still there. She doesn’t go in public places. When you’re in a public place and there’s people everywhere, you’re going to be like ‘Oh my god, what could happen?’ Like if you’re involved in a 9/11 bombing, it’s gonna be hard to be in a city scenario. Every time you get in an elevator you’re gonna think of it.”
Namajunas received an apology from McGregor for his infamous bus melee during UFC 223 media day, but she said it wasn’t up to scratch. The reason Rose rejected Irishman’s apology is that she wasn’t sure if that Instagram message comes from Mcgregor himself.
‘Thug Rose’ was nearly pulling out of her bout with Joanna Jedrzejczyk because that incident shook her badly, but she pushed through and successfully defended her belt against ex-champ Jedrzejczyk.
According to Wittman, there is no word on when Namajunas will return to Octagon as she’s still healing from her neck injury and emotionally healing from bus rampage.
Mcgregor paid the price for what he did to other, as initially he spent a night behind bars and faced felony charges, jail up to seven years but settled that through a plea deal.
Well now, McGregor will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in the main event of UFc 229. Leading up to the hotly-anticipated showdown, the UFC is using footage of the bus melee fairly liberally. Wittman doesn’t think it’a right thing to do.
Namajunas is 6-1 for UFC and 6-2 overall.