Rose Namajunas, the American MMA fighter, suffered a brutal injury to the little finger in her right hand, during her co-main event bout against Manon Fiorot, at the UFC Fight Night on September 2, Saturday. At the Accor Arena in Paris, the 31-year-old fought valiantly, despite getting injured in the first round, but she lost the bout to her French opponent by a unanimous decision after three grueling rounds.
The injury was first noticed by John Gooden, the UFC commentator, during the live broadcast, when he was quoted as saying, “There might be an issue,” with the pinky in the right hand of Rose Namajunas. It led to Paul Felder, the fellow member of the commentary booth, stating that the pinky is “out of place,” which is preventing her from closing the hand completely.
When the first round came to a close, Rose Namajunas was heard saying to her cornerman, “I think my finger broke.” But still, she continued to fight against Manon Fiorot in the remaining two rounds, before suffering a tough defeat to her in the flyweight division.
Dana White, the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), admired the guts of Rose Namajunas to keep on fighting without thinking about her injured right hand. He took to his official Instagram account, to post a picture of the American MMA fighter on story, with a caption, “@rosenamajunas gangster. This is exactly what your mindset should be when you are a pro. Much respect Rose.”
Meanwhile, the main event of the UFC Fight Night in Accor Arena in Paris, belonged to the Frenchman Ciryl Gane, who won his bout in a convincing fashion in front of his home fans. He knocked out Sergey Spivak, the Moldovan MMA fighter, in the heavyweight division to get a step closer to earning a title shot down the road.