Joanna Jedrzejczyk arrived in Poland and spoke about how she should’ve won the UFC 223 bout with Rose Namajunas.
Almost two weeks since their UFC 223 rematch, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still sticking to the idea that she was robbed off a win against Rose Namajunas. After coming back to Poland, the former strawweight champion spoke to the local media to double down on her original statements and claim that both Dana White and Namajunas’ coach agree with her.
“Even Rose’s coach said after the verdict that I won that fight,” Jedrzejczyk told PolsatSport.pl, as translated by Bartek Stachura. She again brought up the disparity in total number of strikes for both of them as “proof” that she should’ve won.
“Numbers don’t lie. Commission in New York is very young. They are still learing how to score fights,” Joanna said. “Dana White was also a little bit disgusted by the scoring.”
Jedrzejczyk also went on to say that she will be meeting with the UFC brass about her next move soon. Moving up to flyweight isn’t completely out of the question, but she mainly wants a trilogy with Namajunas, whether it happens immediately, or after she picks up one more win at strawweight.
For what it’s worth, at least publicly, Dana White didn’t mention or show any “disgust” about the scoring, and thought it was a pretty close fight.
“Rose looked incredible. If you look at how much she has grown since the Ultimate Fighter, she looked amazing tonight,” White said during the UFC 223 post-fight press conference. “Joanna did too. It was a great fight. I had it 2-2 going into the last round.”
It is also worth noting that 18 out of the 22 media members compiled by MMA Decisions scored it for Namajunas. The three official judges had it 49-46 for Namajunas, while the majority from the media had it 48-47, also for Rose.