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Rose Namajunas so traumatized by Conor McGregor’s violent bus attack that she still can’t leave her house

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, was so traumatized by Conor McGregor’s bus attack last April, one that sent two fighters to the hospital, that she still can’t leave her house for anything other than training.

That’s according to coach Trevor Wittman, who called the promotion’s decision to air the controversial footage “poor taste” (blame this guy), because promoting the Brooklyn breakdown to sell UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) buys is a sleazy way to monetize emotional trauma.

“She doesn’t leave her house,” Wittman told Ariel Helwani. “It’s still there. She doesn’t go in public places. When you’re in a public place and there’s people everywhere, you’re going to be like ‘Oh my god, what could happen?’ Like if you’re involved in a 9/11 bombing, it’s gonna be hard to be in a city scenario. Every time you get in an elevator you’re gonna think of it.”

McGregor was arrested last April for throwing a moving dolly through a bus window, a crude attempt at getting revenge on lightweight rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, after “The Eagle” clowned “Notorious” teammate Artem Lobov during UFC 223 fight week.

Fortunately for Namajunas, she did not suffer any physical damage and was able to defend her 115-pound title against ex-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the UFC 223 co-main event. As it stands, “Thug” Rose currently does not have a fight booked.

She might be waiting until she finishes therapy.