Everything You Need to Know About Rose Namajunas and Her Charitable Contributions

Published 04/23/2021, 3:01 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Rose Namajunas battles Jessica Andrade in their strawweight fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Rose Namajunas is one of the hottest names in the women’s division of the UFC. Her fighting style and her skills are way too flawless and she has been the former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. As far as her rank is concerned, the 28-year-old currently sits at #1 in UFC Strawweight standings.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 23: Rose Namajunas steps on the scale for the official weigh-in during the UFC 261 Weigh-In at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 23, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Strawweight fighter has achieved a lot at a very young age. However, she had to face just as much, if not more, while growing up. Dealing with her father’s illness, it wasn’t easy for the athlete to reach where she is now.

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She took to martial arts as an escape to deal with her circumstances and now the world has witnessed her greatness in the sport.

Dealing with so much as a child, she understands how it feels to be less privileged and the fighter has never missed a chance to help those in need.

How has Rose Namajunas contributed to charity?

Namajunas has made it big as far as her UFC career is concerned. Her career earnings are about $1,342,500 according to The Sports Daily.

Apart from that, she also has her own endorsement deal with Reebok. Whatever the fighter earns she ensures to share with the unfortunate around her.

‘Thug Rose’, in an interview, revealed that during her last visit to Lithuania, she had filmed at the children’s hospital for charity. She truly believes in her roots that preach to be kind and to spread joy to everyone.

When asked about what her UFC title meant to her, this is what she said, “Me being the best in the world, it doesn’t mean that much to me if I’m not a good person at the end of the day, if I’m not setting a good example for other people to be better to each other.

“What’s the point of being the best in the world if you scratch and claw your way to the top and you push everybody down instead of lifting everybody else up with you?”

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Namajunas- A kind-hearted fighter

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Namajunas is one of the most kind-hearted people in the UFC right now. The fighter truly believes in caring about the youth and the women of society. She preaches kindness and goodwill to the people around her. She has also been away from trash-talking in the game and is a true gem of a person.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 22: Rose Namajunas poses for media during the UFC 261 press conference at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 22, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

With such a positive attitude, the fighter is one of the best in the promotion. Namajunas definitely portrays what an ideal person should be like.

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She is a fighter even outside the octagon and she has proved it every time. Now she is all set to face Zhang Weili for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship on April 24th, 2021, at UFC 261.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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