Daniel Cormier on if Rose Namajunas earned a title fight tonight:
“We said that in order for her to earn a title fight with just a one-win streak, you have to look phenomenal, and she did tonight. She earned the title shot.”
First of all I have to say that I really enjoyed UFC Kansas City. I thought the outdoor weigh-ins were a great feature and in fact made the viewer feel as if there was a really massive event ahead. And for once there was.
Biggest winner on the night for me was Rose Namajunas. She just looked awesome against the previously impressive Michelle Waterson. She proved in this fight she has a an all round game. Striking, Killer leg kicks and a great ground game.
Rose is an interesting character and i’m working on getting an in-depth interview with her in the not too distant future. She has, an at times, conflicted conscience about what she does for a living and trying to mesh it with her humanitarian work outside the Octagon.
Demetrious ‘Might Mouse’ Johnson was obviously a big winner on the night but to be honest his brilliance is almost becoming routine at this stage. I hope people aren’t taking him for granted and for me he is the best pound for pound No 1 fighter in the UFC at the moment.
The Other Massive winner on the night was Robert Whittaker. He had a shocking and fairly stunning victory over Jacare Souza. A head kick followed by Punches put an end to Jacare’s hype machine in the second round. I can’t help but wonder was Souza ever so slightly distracted by the late , late announcement that he had just signed an 8 fight deal with the UFC shortly before the fight. I am as always open to her your own thoughts on the Fight…Comment below on the blog…..