UFC 249: Rose Namajunas withdrew after two deaths in family from coronavirus, manager confirms

Before Dana White announced Disney and ESPN had pulled the plug on UFC 249, Rose Namajunas had already made the decision she wasn’t going to compete.“Thug Rose” was set to rematch Jessica Andrade in a co-main event between the former strawweight champions, but reports surfaced on Wednesday night that Namajunas was off the April 18 card.The 27-year-old’s manager Brian Butler-Au confirmed on Friday that the 27-year-old withdrew from the event because of two deaths in her family related to the…


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