“Thug Rose” Doesn’t Stand Still Any Longer… And It Fires Joanna Up | UFC 217 Weigh-Ins

It’s the final staredown between UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.

Rose though can be seen talking back and even gesturing to the champ, unlike in prior staredowns.

The replay is in the player above.

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 ex-teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw. And a big strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.