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“Better dead than red.” Rose Namajunas spoke to Lithuanian media ahead of her t…

“Better dead than red.” Rose Namajunas spoke to Lithuanian media ahead of her UFC 261 title fight with Zhang Weili. With this outlet, Namajunas said she was motivated to fight Zhang, who is Chinese, due to Lithuania’s history of oppression under the Soviet Union. In her interview, Namajunas used the slogan “better dead than red” to describe her state of mind before fighting Zhang, whom she also called “red”. . “Animosity and things like that, it can be very motivating factors in short moments, but actually at the start of the fight there was, I was, maybe there was some, uh rivalries and things like that, but I always stayed in control. I never really hated this person. I don’t hate Weili or anything like that, there’s nothing … uh, you know, but I feel like … I have … I have a lot of reasons to fight in this fight. And what she stands for and uh, you know, I was just, I was just trying to remember, you know, all of the – my background and wherever I come from and my family and everything like that. And I kind of wanted to educate my training partner Chico Camus about Lithuanian wrestling and just the history of it all. So we watched The Other Dream Team just to get a general idea of ​​what we’re up against. And so, right after seeing that, it’s just a big reminder of yes: better dead than red, you know. And I think, uh, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Weili is red, you know, that’s a, that’s what she stands for. It’s nothing personal against her, but it’s a huge motivator that I fight and I fight for freedom and I have Christ consciousness, I have Lithuanian blood and I have the American dream and all these things that I take with me in this fight. . . . via @ / bloodyelbow (roses are red although 🌹🧐) Absolutely correct. I love you Mrs. Namajunas 😍

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