UFC strawweight Rose Namajunas came a long way of ups and downs to reach the pinnacle of becoming the first-ever 2-time UFC strawweight champion. “Thug” made her UFC debut by opening up the UFC women’s strawweight division alongside Carla Esparza. Namajunas lost that fight in a decision but it never made her lose her hopes and hence did the unthinkable in 2017 when she defeated the then-undefeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk via knockout to win the strawweight gold.
Namajunas has been through tough times in her childhood, but eventually in her life now, she has her better half beside her. Today we will know a little about Rose Namajunas fiancee Pat Barry and how the couple met each other.
Know more about Rose Namajunas fiancee, former UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry
Rose Namajunas fiancee Pat Barry, the former mixed martial artist, last fought in the UFC Octagon, he fought in the UFC’s heavyweight division and retired from the sport with an MMA record of 8 wins and 7 losses. But before that, Parry was an amazing kickboxer with a record of 17 wins and just 6 losses in his wing. Rose first met Pat at Duke Roufus’ Gym, this is how she explained the beginning at the Joe Rogan Experience, a Spotify exclusive podcast.
“I did one season of wrestling as a senior and then I did kickboxing and I met Pat at Duke Roufus’ gym in Milwaukee and that’s kinda where I saw guys like him all those dudes doing it as professions and I was like maybe I can do it as a profession too, you know. I first walked into Duke’s gym I was like – I think I was 14, and then I left ’cause of ’cause I had other obligations and like stopped training for a while but I was still doing other sports and stuff. And I came back when I was like 17.”
This was the first time the two met, but when did their relationship begin is still an unsure thing to answer. However, this is certain that the couple know each other for more than a decade now. Rose was 14 when she first saw Pat and didn’t interact until she came back at 17, she’s now 29 and Pat Barry is 42 years old. Barry has been in Rose’s corner for every fight and continues to be there as she still has the potential of amazing fights ahead.