Phoenix, AZ – Following a loss at UFC 274 that saw her lose her 115 pound title, former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas posted a statement on her Instagram.
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Sorry to everyone I f*cked up definitely feel like a sh*tty human being but this will make me a better hats off to Carla and thanks to everyone who’s been there for me. – @RoseNamjunas
Namajunas (11-5) was defeated by now champion Carla Esparza via split decision in the co-main event of UFC 274.
Following the loss Namajunas spoke to the media and expressed that she felt she won the fight.
“I won that fight. I stuck to the strategy. I felt like as if I landed the more shots I even took her down. None of her takedowns were significant or any control time. I mean she hit me with, I’d say, one good punch. Then maybe another time her forearm clashed into my nose at some point as we were both standing up, but other than that maybe a couple low kicks but I didn’t feel them or anything,” Namajunas told the media in her post-fight scrum on Saturday night.
The UFC broadcast team repeated over and over again during the fight that it was lacking any action and wondered if referee Keith Peterson would intervene and warn that the fighters needed to fight. No such action was taken and the bout went 25 minutes with a soundtrack of boos from the crowd throughout.