Joanna Champion Bullies, Makes “Thug” Rose Cry On Today’s UFC 217 Conference Call | Replay

During today’s UFC 217 pre-fight media call, Joanna Jedrzejczyk was on the war path.

The champ was constantly interrupting “Thug” Rose Namajunas when she was talking, and insulting her. She repeatedly called the challenger mentally unstable, and other mean things referring to mental illnesses.

In the end, it would come to light that Rose’s own father suffered from severe mental illness before his passing, and she does take those remarks personal and deep.

Rose refused to engage Joanna when being taunted on the topic, but when one reporter asked Rose on a more deep level about Joanna’s comments, she got emotional.

We’ve time stamped the video below so you can easily watch the segment in question.

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This year’s return trip to Madison Square Garden is proof the UFC can still deliver a stacked mega-card, with all the bells and whistles.

Set to headline next week’s MSG card, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre returns to the Octagon for the first time in over four years. He will face off against the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event, on pay-per-view.

Also on the night’s fight card is a long-awaited title fight between Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillasaw. And a strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk And “Thug” Rose Namajunas.