Rose Namajunas hasn’t had much to say about one of the most infamous incidents in combat sports history – until now.
The-then UFC strawweight champion was scheduled to defend her title in a rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223 on April 7, 2018 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Two days before the event, however, Conor McGregor – enraged by a confrontation between his friend Artem Lobov and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the UFC stripping him of the lightweight title – flew in from Ireland with a posse to exact revenge on Nurmagomedov.
McGregor and his crew attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov and several other fighters from UFC 223 media day. Namajunas was among those caught in the crossfire. And in a new UFC series titled “UFC Year of the Fighter: Rose Namajunas,” she explained just how scary it was and how close she came to getting seriously injured.
“It was like an eternity being in that bus, because I had no idea who that was that was attacking us,” Namajunas said. “All of a sudden I see a big ol’ fist kind of bang on my window and then I see one of the security guards grab one of the dudes. I didn’t know it was Conor until a little bit later. When he threw the dolly, the bus was backing up into the elevator spot as he threw it to the window right in front of me. But had the bus not been moving, it would have hit my window.”