MMA News Round-Up: Rose Namajunas Submitted in 65 Seconds, Joe Rogan Under Heat After Jan Blachowicz’s Comments, Paddy Pimblett Shuts Down Internet Troll

Published 12/31/2022, 9:40 AM EST

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Today’s MMA roundup is bound to provide you with an insight into all the latest happenings in the sport. The noted former UFC champion, Rose Namajunas, failed miserably at her first professional grappling bout. ‘Thug’ couldn’t even last for a couple of minutes on the grappling mat. The Lightweight UFC fighter, Paddy Pimblett, fired shots at one of the cheap trolls, a lot of whom are found on the web. Lastly, the UFC color commentator Joe Rogan was criticized by the noted UFC Light Heavyweight fighter Jan Blachowicz.

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Rose Namajunas was annihilated in her first-ever professional grappling bout

Fans of Rose Namajunas had been eagerly awaiting her first professional grappling showdown against the Canadian UFC Flyweight fighter, Gillian Robertson. Prior to the fight, ‘Thug’ fans had also presented their support for her via comments to her Instagram post; about the bout.

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However, it all turned out to be a disastrous night for them, as the former UFC Strawweight Champion couldn’t even last for a couple of minutes against her Canadian opponent. Robertson submitted Namajunas via a rear naked choke just 65 seconds into the fight.

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The same event of Fury Professional Grappling also showcased Namajunas‘ husband, Pat Barry, take on Jon Pellot, but it was a disappointing night for the couple as he too lost out to his opponent.

Paddy Pimblett silenced an Instagram troll after a sparring session with him

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett‘s affinity towards social media is a known fact. And probably every web user knows that the internet is full of ridiculous trollers who are there to mock basically anything and everything on the web. The Liverpudlian also came through a similar person; who he said, “was talking s**t for about the past week or two”.

The troll agreed to a sparring session with Pimblett where he was shown his true position by ‘The Baddy’. The troll couldn’t even last for the required 2 rounds, which he was asked to.

Paddy Pimblett had some respect for the troll due to his show of character and standing by his words. He also awarded the troll £50 out of the promised £500, despite losing the challenge.

Jan Blachowicz exhibited discontent about the opinion of Joe Rogan on their fight

The MMA world witnessed a rare spectacle at the UFC 282. The main event of the night featuring Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev for the UFC Light Heavyweight title ended up in a split decision draw. Blachowicz had asked Joe Rogan about his opinion about the victor of this bout prior to the post-fight interview. The UFC color commentator reportedly presented his views against Blachowicz.

Rogan implied that, in his opinion, Blachowicz had lost the fight. But the Polish native took his time to view the fight and expressed unhappiness in Rogan‘s opinion about his fight.

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Blachowicz criticized the ‘JRE’ host. He stated, “He did a mistake that he say something like this to me after the fight. Because everybody who thinks that I lost the fight, watch only the last round. For me, a draw is a fair decision.” Blachowicz also went a step further and opinionated, “I think that I was closer to winning the fight than Ankalaev”.

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  • The Rizin 40 is on its full glare with a lot of exciting bouts. In one of them, Yuki Motoya finished off the ex-UFC fighter, Rogerio Bontorin, with a gruesome knee knockout.

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