Rose Namajunas hasn't fought since summer of last year, but she hasn't stopped working hard. Right after Karolina Kowalkiewicz narrowly stopped her three-fight win streak with a split decision, Namajunas started producing candid, mini-documentaries about her day-to-day life on YouTube.
The latest installment of her "Thug Diaries" documents her trip to Indonesia to build sustainable housing. On the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday, Namajunas talked about what led her to travel halfway across the world in order to work with Earthship.
Cool stuff like this gives fans a glimpse into the lives of fighters that they'd never see, even in our oversharing, social media society. You get to see Namajunas making tire houses, worry about Pat Barry's nearly severed finger, and even smoke a cigarette to culturally bond with old ladies she talked to.
#RoseNamajunas' Thug Diaries follows the blue print laid out by other great, YouTube fighter docs like the groundbreaking #AlistarOvereem series, The Reem. In other words, it's totally awesome and you should watch every episode, especially when it's for a good cause. She also makes $20 off the show, so get Namajunas paid!