Where was Trevor Wittman?
Manon Fiorot picked up the biggest win of her career at UFC Paris yesterday (Sat., Sept. 2, 2023), spoiling former two-time Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas’s Flyweight debut via unanimous decision from inside Accor Arena in Paris, France.vWhile it was an important victory for Fiorot, unfortunately, her big win was overshadowed by the absence of Namajunas’ long-time coach, Wittman.
Twitter was wondering the reason the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) coach was not in the “Thug” corner ... especially after Namajunas informed her corner that she broke/dislocated her pinky finger during the first round.
Where was Trevor Wittman?— ADev (@ADevsaltz) September 2, 2023
No one knows where Wittman was or if Namajunas has left his gym, and because he rarely does any interviews, we won’t find out until he is seen again. However, a Twitter user pointed out that during Namajunas’ walkout, she trained at a new gym for the Fiorot fight.
They mentioned on her walkout she got a new gym— Fredo (@AintFredoYou) September 2, 2023
It is not out of the realm of possibility that “Thug Rose” ditched her long-time coach after her listless and puzzling loss to Carla Esparza back in 2021. Wittman’s replacement? It appears to be Namajunas’ boyfriend and coach, Pat Barry, who have been working together for several fights, including her championship wins.
If that is the case, MMA fans believe Namajunas is screwed moving forward.
If Rose Namajuans dumped Trevor Wittman for Pat Berry, she should really just retire now— alta1 (@marcalta1) September 2, 2023
Not so take: as long as Rose Namajunas is stuck with Bat Parry, she won't reach her true potential. His past coaching, when you have a Trevor Wittman at your side who is known to be a crazy good coach, is beyond abysmal. Pat Barry is a leech. #UFC— JXIII (i5C0R3Pi0N) ³¹ᵍᵍ (@IhrHurensoehne) September 2, 2023
Pat Barry has got rid of Trevor wittman. Embarrassing— J C (@jamscams) September 2, 2023
Yeah you don't drop Trevor Wittman for a full-time Pat Berry like what are you thinking? I understand it's your husband but just don't do it— The_Streets (@SocialsToTruth) September 2, 2023
Namajunas has now lost two straight fights for the first time in her UFC career.
Is Rose Namajunas screwed without Trevor Wittman?
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