Rose Namajunas Traumatized By Bus Attack
It seems the lingering effects of Conor McGregor’s UFC 223 bus attack have took its toll on UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani, Namajunas’ coach Trevor Wittman, claims that the champion is still traumatized from Conor McGregor and nearly a dozen associates attacking a bus containing Namajunas and other fighters.
“She doesn’t leave her house,” Wittman said on Monday’s episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN (transcript via MMA Mania). “It’s still there. She doesn’t go in public places. When you’re in a public place and there’s people everywhere, you’re going to be like ‘Oh my god, what could happen?’”
“Like if you’re involved in a 9/11 bombing, it’s gonna be hard to be in a city scenario. Every time you get in an elevator you’re gonna think of it.”
Namajunas is expected to not fight until 2019, and has been taking steps with a therapist to cope with the attack from this past April, in the days leading up to her rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 223.
Transcribed by MMA Mania