“Thug” Rose Reveals Her Main Training Partner Is Actually Just Her Pet Dog

UFC strawweight champion “Thug” Rose Namajunas is readying for a rematch against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Rose trains under the expert guidance of her fighting fiance Pat Barry, and the two take an interesting approach to readying for a fight night.

In her latest interview with Joe Rogan, Rose revealed that her dog is one of her main training partners, and no, that’s not a joke.

Picture Rocky 1, where Rocky Balboa chased chickens around to gain speed and footwork… The fighting duo takes a similiar approach, only Rose uses her dog.

She doesn’t come from a mega-camp, doesn’t spar uncontrollably, and has a different take on nutrition too.

But, whatever Rose is doing seems to be working, because she’s the champ, and the only woman to take out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in UFC history.

Here’s how Rose breaks it down:

The two top UFC females will face off in next month’s UFC 223 co-main event, at the Barclay Center, in Brooklyn, New York.