LAS VEGAS — So far in the UFC, no woman has been able to figure out the riddle of Paige VanZant. Strawweight’s blonde bulldog has either finished or dominated all three of her fights since first entering the Octagon in 2014, drawing acclaim and hype unmatched by anyone except the division’s champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. But Rose Namajunas has been through this wringer before, and where others have been undone by VanZant’s dogged pressure and aggression, Namajunas sees only holes waiting to be exploited.
“She makes a lot of mistakes in her fight, and just girls haven’t been able to capitalize on it yet,” Namajunas said Tuesday at UFC Fight Night 80’s open workouts. “I mean, she has such heart and tenacity that she’s able to kind of make up for it in a sense, and she also uses her mistakes to her advantage because some people overly jump on things, or try and jump on her back and try to choke her out too fast, and she gets back on top. She likes those scrambles. But for me, I’m really good in the scrambles. It takes me less than a second to see something and grab onto it, ….View original article
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