Rose Namajunas reveals she dislocated her little finger in a grotesque picture after loss to Manon Fiorot in flyweight debut at UFC Paris
- The 31-year-old lost to Fioriot in three rounds by a score of 29-28, 29-28, 30-28
- Namajunas is a two-time strawweight champ’ and recently changed weight class
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American fighter Rose Namajunas revealed the horrific injury she suffered during her flyweight debut at UFC Paris over the weekend.
The former two-time strawweight champion moved up 10lbs to face Manon Fiorot in France on Saturday night, hoping to increase her chances of competing against the winner of a rematch between Alex Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko in Las Vegas later this month.
However, she ended up on the losing end of a unanimous decision defeat, extending her losing streak after being deprive of her 115lb bet to Carla Esparza in May of last year.
After coming up short against Fioriot by scorecards of 29-28, 29-28, and 30-28, her manager revealed on social media that she sustained a serious injury throughout the fight.
‘Very first clash of the fight this happened to Rose Namajunas’ hand,’ wrote Brian Butler as a caption to a picture of Namajunas’ dislocated finger on his Instagram story.
American fighter Rose Namajunas mangled her finger in a UFC fight in Paris on Saturday
Namajunas – a 2-time strawweight champion – moved up 10lbs to face Manon Fiorot in France
Fiorot (R) beat Namajunas in three rounds in the latter’s flyweight debut at The Accor Arena
‘Mental battle proceeded for the remainder of the round and into round two…
‘By the third round Rose was ready for two more… the fight game smh [shaking my head].’
Butler also shared a photo of Namajunas with her hand in a cast.
It now remains to be seen if the 31-year-old will continue fighting in her new weight class when she heals from the injury after her flyweight debut loss.
Namajunas’ trainer later shared a picture of the 31-year-old in a cast on his Instagram story
Weili Zhang is the current strawweight belt champion and defended her title with a dominant five-round display against Amanda Lemos at UFC 292 last month.
Namajunas, who defeated the Chinese superstar twice, could be keen on dropping to a lower weight class to recreate her dominance once she returns from injury.
Meanwhile, Fiorot is still competing at flyweight and could take on Erin Blanchfield, who’s been climbing up the ranks in the weight category by beating top contender Talia Santos.