“There’s More to It” – Rose Namajunas Comes Out in Fiance Pat Barry’s Defense as UFC Star Opens Up on Trevor Wittman’s Absence During Manon Fiorot Loss

Published 09/05/2023, 3:44 AM EDT

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Rose Namajunas was a major draw at UFC Paris. In the co-main event, she faced Manon Fiorot, who was fighting in her homeland. Namajunas, who had a proven track record, tried to dominate the French fighter, but Fiorot put up an extraordinary fight. After the fight, Fiorot added a glorious win to her MMA record. In a back-and-forth battle that went the distance, the judges scored in favor of ‘The Beast’ after round three. Unfortunately, now Namajunas has lost two fights in a row. Before her fight at UFC Paris, she faced Carla Esparza at UFC 274 at 115 lbs. However, she lost the bout via a split decision.

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During her last bout, the MMA community noticed that ‘Thug’s longtime coach, Trevor Wittman, was missing from her corner. This ended up in fans blaming her fiance and cornerman Pat Barry. Now, Namajunas has proven that she is not ready to sit and take all the negative comments about her fiance.

Rose Namajunas defends her fiance Pat Barry

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Recently, Namajunas appeared on Instagram Live to detail why her longtime coach was absent from her corner during her bout at UFC Paris. She said, “It has nothing to do with Pat, it has everything to do with me and [Justin] Gaethje and him having a fight with the BMF and all that stuff and I did not want to interfere and I stayed back.” ‘Thug’ made it clear that people are unnecessarily dragging the name of her fiance to the whole issue.

 

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She continued, “There’s more to it than that, but for the most part, that’s all I think want to say about that because our relationships are very — we’re very close people and it’s nobody’s business.Namajunas detailed how people are passing negative comments on Barry without any valid reasons. Moreover, she didn’t want to go into the minute details of everything that happened between her and Wittman. Namajunas is also not ready to take any comment against her partner, as the two share a strong bond.

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All about ‘Thug’ and Barry

The relationship between Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry has always been a topic of discussion in the MMA community. Some find it hard to accept that the duo started dating when Namajunas was in her early teens. ‘Thug’ and Barry met each other at Roufusport Gym in Milwaukee. Back then, the former UFC strawweight champion was just fourteen years old.

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Later, they fell in love with each other and started dating over 10 years ago. The couple has a 13-year age gap, and many raised their eyebrows regarding the same. Barry and Namajunas exchanged rings back in 2014 when the latter was twenty-two years old. It’s been over seventeen years since the couple has known each other, and they are indeed leading a strong relationship together.

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