It sounds like Rose Namajunas is on the edge of getting a title shot after her impressive win over Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24.
Current women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to face off with Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 on May 18th in Dallas, Texas. Whoever ends up leaving the American Airlines Center with the 115 pound belt could have a quick turnaround against "Thug" Rose based on what Dana White told reporters in Kansas City.
“She looked amazing tonight,” he said. “She put on the performance of a lifetime. Lot of hype behind the ‘Karate Hottie’ after her last victory over Paige VanZant and [Rose] came out and did what she had to do to solidify herself."
"Rose went back to the drawing board, and she looked amazing tonight. She thinks she’s ready for a title, and I agree with her after tonight’s performance.”
As for Rose, she seemed okay with whatever the UFC decided was next for her, title shot or not. So long as she gets a title shot sometime in 2017.
"I changed all my email and computer passwords to ‘Andnew2017’ so that’s kinda just what I have in mind, that general goal," she said with a laugh at the post-fight presser. "So sometime before the year is over with but I don’t want to put no specific stamp on it just yet.”
We'll have to wait and see whether the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 comes out of her fight without any injuries. If everything lines up, Namajunas could get a title shot soon enough to change her passwords again, this time to 'AndStill2017.'