August 13, 2020

WMMA Debate: Trash talk…bullying or tactic?

“You know what?,” Joanna Jedrzejczyk asked Rose Namajunas on the UFC 217 conference call. “I think you have some personal problems. And I will show you what your problem is. You’re never going to become champion.” The tense nature of this conversation could be felt through the phone as Namajunas defelected JJ’s verbal jabs. This exchange sparked a debate commonly talked about in MMA– how far is too far? Trash talking or bullying?

Below, Nick and Jill of the WMMA Ranking’s panel give their takes on the role trash talking plays in MMA.