Did The Lord's Prayer Help Rose Namajunas Beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk?
If you watched the weigh ins, during the face off, Rose just sat there, looking straight at Joanna, and you could see her lips mumbling like she was saying something.
After the staredown, Joe Rogan asked what she was saying, and Rose said I was saying The Lord's Prayer.:
I was very intrigued by this, as she seemed very focused and sincere, and she was also considered a massive underdog by many leading up to the fight, and well, the rest is history.
Not only did she win, but it was by TKO. She pretty knocked Joanna out and finished her, which no one saw coming.
She also later mentioned an affirmation, or mantra as she called it, that she said she was repeating to herself leading up to the fight
“Confidence, conditioning, composure, content—I am a champion,”
She says her matra in this video at 5:24: