Zhang Weili remains to be affected by Rose Namajunas’ feedback earlier this yr. Forward of her UFC 261 championship struggle towards Zhang Weili in April, this yr, Namajunas made an anti-communist comment – “higher lifeless than purple.” Being a Lithuanian-American, these feedback meant nothing to Namajunas, nonetheless, Weili was enraged since purple meant communism, primarily as a result of she was from China.
The struggle went forward, and Rose Namajunas ended up profitable the struggle with a head kick KO within the very first spherical. ‘Thug Rose’ additionally grew to become the champion within the course of, getting maintain of the ladies’s strawweight title for the second time. Now the pair are set to rematch as soon as once more.
In a current interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA Combating, Zhang Weili stated (with the assistance of a translator) that, Namajunas’ feedback completely labored in her (Rose’s) favour in getting the viewers to boo her. She additionally made it clear that it was not a good suggestion to combine sports activities with politics.
“I feel it isn’t a very good factor to combine sport with politics” – Zhang Weili
Weili was quoted as saying (translator), “The feedback that Rose made, I feel she was profitable in making the viewers boo me. However I feel that’s my very own drawback as a result of I needs to be concentrating on the struggle and never the viewers. I can’t management who the viewers likes. So I’m changing into extra targeted alone struggle.
She continued, “In my thoughts, I feel that, sure, these feedback crossed the road as a result of I feel all of the viewers, all of the fighters, all of us come collectively within the UFC as a result of all of us share the eagerness of the MMA sport. In my thoughts, I’m coming right here as a result of I need to make mates as a result of all of us have the widespread love of martial arts. I feel it’s not a very good factor to combine sport with politics, however I feel that’s perhaps her plan.” [via MMA Fighting]
The pair at the moment are set to sq. off as soon as once more in a rematch. The occasion is ready to happen at UFC 268 on the sixth of November on the Madison Sq. Backyard. Not like the principle occasion that night time, which can function Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington, the rematch between Rose and Weili is an instantaneous one.
Rose Namajunas performs piano for the Schmo
Rose Namajunas’ household is wealthy in musical background. Her mom is a pianist, and likewise, Namajunas was lately seen enjoying the piano forward of an interview with MMA Journalist and YouTuber ‘The Schmo.’ And that was when ‘The Schmo’ reminded Namajunas that she had made it to quantity 3 within the girls’s pound-for-pound rankings.
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