Namajunas Talks Potential Challengers

At UFC 217, inside Madison Square Garden back on November 4, Rose Namajunas provided what many consider the greatest upset in MMA, let alone the UFC, for 2017. Namajunas scored a surprising, shocking, first-round TKO to end Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s undefeated streak and win the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship.

Some have speculated that an immediate rematch with Jedrzejczyk makes sense for a first title defense, but Namajunas told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani during a recent edition of The MMA Hour that she’s looking to face any opponent that may be a scare.

“For me, who is the scariest person that I could fight, I think that would be cool,” Namajunas said. “To me, what sticks out as of right now is Jessica Andrade, but at the same time, a rematch with Joanna would be great too. I don’t know. The three options right now would be Joanna, or the winner of Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia [Torres].”

Andrade and Torres face off on Feb. 24 as part of the UFC on FOX 28 card.

In addition to talking challengers, during the interview, Namajunas talks about her jaw-dropping upset, as well as her MMA future.

You can watch the full interview with Namajunas in the video player above.

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