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Rose Namajunas says she still has trauma due to Conor McGregor and Khabib

LockerRoom Team
19 March 2024

The notorious bus attack incident involving former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor has once again captured attention as UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas opened up about the lingering effects of the traumatic event. McGregor and a group of associates infamously targeted a bus full of fighters, including UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, just days before UFC 223.

Namajunas, who was present on the bus during the attack, revealed the lasting impact it has had on her mental well-being. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, she disclosed, “I’m still trying not to leave the house too much or there will be times when I’m just like, ‘Yeah we should just go home,’ like I just have a weird feeling. I live in a very nice neighborhood, there’s nothing that really goes on around here. So, for me to be like sketch. ... I’m still paranoid about everything. I have a therapist that I go see.”

Despite the trauma inflicted by the incident, Namajunas exhibited remarkable resilience, stepping into the Octagon at UFC 223 and defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk by decision to retain her title.

McGregor, recognizing the severity of his actions, attempted to extend an apology to Namajunas. However, the women’s strawweight champion rejected his overture, asserting, “Yeah, I said ‘f--- that.’ I said call Pat [Barry]. I just put Pat’s phone number and said, ‘f--- that’ to whatever your message is and call him.”

The aftermath of the bus attack saw McGregor grappling with legal ramifications, appearing in court to address the consequences of his actions. The incident continues to serve as a reminder of the volatile nature of professional combat sports and the repercussions of reckless behavior.

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As McGregor navigates the legal challenges stemming from the incident, the UFC community remains vigilant, advocating for accountability and ensuring the safety and well-being of all athletes involved.

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