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Rose Namajunas Talks Family History of Mental Illness

Rose Namajunas Talks Family History of Mental Illness

It’s Rose Namajunas’ turn to challenge Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC women’s strawweight belt, and as usual, the lead up to a fight against the Polish champ is all about Jedrzejczyk working that mental game pretty hard. In fact, on a media call yesterday, Jedrzejczyk went on a bit about Namajunas being mentally weak.

Holy can of worms, Batman!

Apparently, mental health is an issue with Namajunas’ family history.

As per MMAFighting:

“I’m not sure if it’s maybe a cultural difference or something like that, but for me, it’s not something that’s taken lightly,” Namajunas explained. “My family has been torn apart by this. My dad died and he wasn’t in my life because he had schizophrenia, so it’s been something that my entire family has been fighting against since I can remember. So, this fight means a lot to me, and it’s not just about the belt. It’s more than that, and I just want to inspire other people to f*cking do whatever the f*ck you want to do, and do what makes you happy, and be a good person, and you can overcome anything.”

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