Fantastic Four: Four Things That Make Rose Namajunas Elite

Rose Namajunas, the UFC Strawweight Champion, has long been seen as a mixed martial arts prodigy, someone who had been tapped as part of the future of women’s mixed martial arts, and one of the faces of the sport as a whole. But unlike many other fighters marked as potential stars or future champions, Namajunas made good on her promise, moving from newcomer to prospect to star to title challenger, then champion, former champion, and champion again. Namajunas has played many different roles, faced a number of opponents and overcome adversity in and out of the cage during her time in the sport, making her current position as unlikely as it is impressive. Today we take time out to take a closer look at Rose Namajunas and what exactly makes her elite:

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