UFC Champion Rose Namajunas Gives Glory to God, Fights for Freedom
By Movieguide® Staff
Underdog Rose Namajunas recently became the UFC strawweight champion and is giving glory to God.
Namajunas defeated Zhang Weili to take the crown.
“I did it again, but God did it,” Namajunas told Joe Rogan in the post-match interview. “I really just had to have faith in Him, but that’s what got me through.”
"I did it again!"
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) April 25, 2021
Namajunas is no stranger to hardship, inside and outside the ring. Her family fled Lithuania to escape communism and find freedom in America. Namajunas said she now fights for that freedom.
“It’s nothing personal against her, but that’s a huge motivating factor of why I fight, and I fight for freedom,” Namajunas said in a previous interview. “I’ve got the Christ consciousness, I’ve got Lithuanian blood, and I’ve got the American dream. All of those things I’m taking with me into the fight.”
Namajunas mentioned her past in the interview with Rogan, reminding the audience that she is not fighting out of hate for anyone or any place.
“It’s just my history and my past and that’s it,” Namajunas explained. “I love all people, all cultures, everybody in the world.”
Namajunas also invites her fans into her faith. In Dec. 2020, Namajunas made a live stream on YouTube, giving people the opportunity to pray.
“The power of prayer guys. No matter what’s going on right now. . . there’s lots of craziness, God is in the center of all that and that’s where peace is found. If you can find that center, that peace in the midst of all this – that’s the whole goal,” Namajunas said.