‘She Destroys You’: Mike Tyson Warns Zhang Weili About Rose Namajunas

Published 03/11/2021, 3:00 PM EST

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The UFC has aligned a cracking contest between two of its finest female fighters. The strawweight champion Zhang Weili will contest with the most prolific female fighter on the planet, Rose Namajunas. The two will headline the main event on April 24 at UFC 261 card.

Ever since its announcement, this contest has garnered massive attention. Even the baddest man on the planet, Mike Tyson, couldn’t stop himself from commenting on this fight.

Recently, Tyson was in a chat alongside the UFC President, Dana White, at the Hotboxin podcast. Here, ‘Iron’ Mike shared his notion on this fight, thus warning the champion Zhang Weili.


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He said, “But listen (for) Rose that could be a walk-over. So beautiful to be, so vicious. She destroys you,”

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Mike Tyson couldn’t stop praising ‘Thug’.

Namajunas is reportedly making a comeback after 7 months. She last fought in July 2020 on the Usman vs Masvidal card. In a three-round fight, the 28-year-old defeated Jessica Andrade with a split decision. With this win, ‘Thug’ ranked herself top in contention for a title fight against the champ Zhang Weili.

With a 10-4 track record, Namajunas will look to annihilate ‘Magnum’ and dethrone her to grab the title.

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Is Rose Namajunas the toughest test for Zhang Weili?

The Chinese strawweight champion has fought some big-wigs of her division, but she hasn’t faced someone as rugged as Rose Namajunas.


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The ‘Thug’ batters her opponents to the pulp and gives her best shot in every octagon appearance. This is predominantly why she’s stormed as a fan-favorite in no time.

But on the flip side, Weili is undefeated in the UFC until now. And cracking her won’t be a straightforward job for Namajunas. ‘Magnum’ holds a massive record of 21 wins with just 1 loss to her name.

This fight is unquestionably the best UFC women’s fight of 2021. Given both their records and astonishing numbers, this bout promises to stay true to fans’ expectations.


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What do you draw off Mike Tyson’s comments? Can Namajunas dethrone Weili from her throne?


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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan


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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.
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