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Stoic Female UFC Star Rose Namajunas Slams Dana White for Disrespecting Current Champion

Published 02/08/2023, 8:15 AM EST

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Rose Namajunas recently added her voice to the heated discussions surrounding Ariel Helwani’s recent rant against Dana White. Namajunas‘s last fight inside the octagon was back on May 22. She lost to Carla Esparza via a split decision and since then fans are waiting for her return. Recently, Helwani criticized White for forgetting Islam Makhachev‘s name during a press conference. This argument caught fire, and UFC strawweight fighter Rose Namajunas weighed in on the matter.

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‘Thug’ is famous for her battles against Weili Zhang and Carla Esparza. Although, she prefers to stay away from the spotlight and doesn’t involve herself in any such conversations. She felt motivated to be publicly vocal in this matter. Her recent take on the Helwani-White comments has captured the attention of fans and has sparked a fresh wave of discussion surrounding the matter. As a veteran in the sport, Namajunas‘ opinions carry weight, and fans eagerly await to see how this situation develops.


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Ariel Helwani goes all guns blazing on Dana White

Ariel Helwani didn’t hold back when talking about Dana White and UFC 284. He went all guns blazing, expressing his frustrations with White‘s recent comments. During his rant, Helwani referred to a debate he had with Chael Sonnen about who the best promoter in the UFC is.

He said, “Got me thinking about him saying, you know, a couple weeks ago that, like if he left the UFC, ship would go down. It’s a pretty remarkable clip (talking about Dana White forgetting Islam Makhachev’s name). Come on!


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Helwani’s motivation behind his comments was due to White‘s failure to remember Islam Makhachev‘s name during a press conference. This led Helwani to reflect on White‘s recent claim that if he were to leave the UFC, the ship would go down. Rose Namajunas added further fuel to the fire.

Rose Namajunas and fans react

A rare comment by Namajunas re-sparked the conversation. Many fans lamented that Helwani should cool down. Here’s what they had to say:

Rose Namajunas said, “That’s crazy.

A fan said: “Bit of a stretch here. I forget the name of my kids sometimes when I need them for something”

One fan said: “Ariel I love you man but your hate for Dana is clouding your judgement lately”

Another fan said: “I love your content Ariel but people can forget names. Of couse Dana knows who Islam is. Its like me naming all the champions of UFC doesnt mean I know more than Dana now. I will give it a pass”


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Meanwhile a fan said: “To be fair, wasn’t it like 3 am?”

Some fan said: “Come on man. This is petty”


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Whislt one fan said: “Ariel helps us understand why Dana doesn’t like him”

A fan said: “Ariel no one wants to hear you talk about dana white every week I get why you do it but damn you’re obsessed”

One fan said: “Your hate for Dana white is making me like him lol”


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Himakshu Vyas

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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.

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