Criticism of Namajunas UFC 249 withdrawal halts as tragic reason revealed

Rose Namajunas withdrew from her UFC 249 fight with Jessica Andrade and when it was announced the fans pounced. Mixed martial arts fans are some of the best in the world but can also be some of the worst. The flaming and trolling was in comment section of articles and on MMA related forums. It was pretty brutal and honestly uncalled for. All of it has stopped, at least most of it.

It was recently revealed that two of her family members died during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Most of us wouldn’t be able to go out and eat let alone physically and mentally prepare for a fight with a former champion like Jessica. To say she is going through a tragedy would be an understatement.

Here is the statement her management company Sucker Punch Entertainment posted on Instagram.

Our hearts are with her as she tries to push through this and we hope she returns soon but only when she is ready.