Namajunas: I would like to test my jiu-jitsu against Dern

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    The biggest win of UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, so far, would still be her first round TKO win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 last November. But throughout her career, “Thug Rose” won most of her fights via submission.

    A brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the 25-year-old Namajunas is currently scouring through the line of contenders at the UFC’s 115-pound division. One name that caught her attention is multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gold medalist Mackenzie Dern.

    During her recent guest appearance on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, Namajunas talked a little bit more about the possibility of fighting Dern sometime in the near future.

    Rose Namajunas: I would like to test my jiu-jitsu against Mackenzie Dern
     
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    Would love to see this one day.
     
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    You gotta love Thug Rose.
     
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    I can imagine Dern is hungry for a fight like that...
     
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    she doesn't like getting hit. Rose will hit her.
     
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    Rose could use Pat as a training partner to get used to the body type
     
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    Gordita dern will have to make weight a few times before this happens
     
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    Make weight once and post 2 bikini shots. And title match it is. Dana don't play.
     
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    Dern will never live down this weight debacle!

    I'd like to see it. At least there's some new blood in the division. Hopefully she doesn't get derailed.
     
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    Dern is actually a very tough matchup for Rose, clearly Rose is a better striker and a really good grappler but can Rose keep it on the feet against Dern?

    Could be like COndit Maia
     
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    Eh, probably. Then again I said the same thing about Condit, but with more blind enthusiasm
     
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    Dern's poor striking and bad gameplan against Yoder has people sleeping on her, she will be a force at 115, her jits is too good and I think she can get away with sub par striking a WMMA 115 weightclass than Maia can at the deep well rounded 170 weightclass

    Also, Dern has more power in her strikes than most women her size also
     
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    All true, but will have to disagree with the striking part. Dern does have more power, but sub par striking may not cut it against the upper division. Just taking all the shots from more well defined fighters gonna gas you out, if not damage.

    Gonna be fun regardless.
     
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    Style wise, I think the only chick that poses is a problem is Claudia and maybe Joanna, not saying Dern is top 3 right now but she seems to match up well with the other honies
     
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    Rose would beat Dern handily if they fought within the next year. Dern hasn't shown the ability to secure a take down without a sloppy punching entrance and Rose is way too sharp on her feet to let that happen. It would be a bull vs matador type fight with Rose winning via TKO by the third.
     
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    I would like to see Dern vs. Polyana Viana, or someone along those lines, before she moves up. I heard she's in the top 15 now -- after fighting ABC at flyweight -- which is totally crazy.
     
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    Rose would absolutely destroy Dern.

    Condit/Maia is a bad comparison. Condit can't wrestle at all, while Maia made himself a good wrestler.
     
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    Test her Jiu Jitsu- Dern murders Rose

    MMA- Rose beats Dern now... Mackenzie is nowhere near ready for Rose in MMA standards currently.
     
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    Maia has the best chain wrestling I can think of in MMA. Dern still needs to figure out safer entries to get the fight to the ground without getting touched up.
     
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    that's just wrong
     
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    make this fight in Japan at open weight.
     
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    Dern will be at 125 eventually so unless Rose moves up this is unlikely.
     
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    Rose won't have the physique of a pubescent boy for her entire career ya know

    but I agree
     
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    Dern would choke her the fuck out. She got choked out by Carla Esparza for fucks sakes lol
     
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