Justin Gaethje Thinks Joanna Jedrzejczyk is Weak-Minded

Justin Gaethje believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk is making excuses. Back in November, Jedrzejczyk lost her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight title to Rose Namajunas. She suffered a TKO loss in the first round. It was the first defeat in her pr…

Justin Gaethje believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk is making excuses. Back in November, Jedrzejczyk lost her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight title to Rose Namajunas. She suffered a TKO loss in the first round. It was the first defeat in her professional mixed martial arts career. Jedrzejczyk fired her nutrition team Perfecting Athletes and blamed the loss […]

Justin Gaethje Blasts Joanna Jedrzejczyk For ‘Weak-Minded’ Excuses

After losing the title to Rose Namajunas at last November’s UFC 217, former dominant UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk began a veritable media tour explaining why a botched, drastic weight cut was to blame for her first-round knockout loss to ‘Thug.’ She detailed her experience of having to cut 15 pounds in only 14 […]

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After losing the title to Rose Namajunas at last November’s UFC 217, former dominant UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk began a veritable media tour explaining why a botched, drastic weight cut was to blame for her first-round knockout loss to ‘Thug.’

She detailed her experience of having to cut 15 pounds in only 14 hours before the fight, leading to her experiencing numbness in her legs and ultimately firing her nutritionists, Perfecting Athletes.

But that wasn’t all.

Yesterday, Jedrzejczyk doubled down on the blame game by claiming that her doctor had failed her before the fight, creating a web of finger pointing that really could not be quantified, and also one that was a moot point by now. Jedrzejczyk will meet Namajunas again in an immediate rematch at April 7’s UFC 223 from Brooklyn and will have her chance to quiet her doubters by winning back her coveted belt.

Until then, however, her detractors are going to keep doubting her blaming. One such person is UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje, who, as a friend of Namajunas, may be a bit biased but also knows the ins and outs of the fight game himself. “The Highlight” recently discussed Jedrzejczyk’s recent blaming with MMA Fighting, noting that cutting weight is simply part of a fighter’s job, making the blame fall solely on her at the end of the day.

To him, it was weak-minded to publicly bring it up:

“I don’t know her or what happened to her, so I can’t judge her for it. I think she’s weak-minded for saying it, even if it is true. It’s her own business. And no matter what, it could be true to the core and you could have proof, who’s going to [care]? Like, I’m not going to support you. Okay, whose fault was it? At the end of the day, whose fault was it? It was your fault. Do you have a scale at your house? Then you get to step on the scale every single morning, just like every single one of us do. We worry about our weight the whole camp, and I’ve never had a nutritionist help me in my entire life.

“I made weight in college eating McDonalds every day. It’s willpower. You either f*cking do it or you don’t do it. Like, the nutritionist does not cut the weight for you. And yeah, it could be detrimental to your performance, so if she did cut a tremendous amount of weight, then I’m sure that she suffered tremendously, and I am excited to see Rose fight the best Joanna whenever she doesn’t f*ck up and f*ck her weight cut up.”

Gaethje clarified his stance on the matter, adding that Jedrzejczyk knew Namajunas had cut and made weight, ultimately making whatever reason for her miss an excuse:

“Because she knows that Rose cut weight. She knows that Rose made weight. And at the end of the day, it is an excuse. Even if it’s fact, it’s still an excuse, because it was still her fault. So, I mean, as a wrestler — I’m not calling Joanna weak-minded, I’m saying that statement is weak-minded.”

Fans will see whether or not Jedrzejczyk’s insistence on passing the blame is real or not when she rematches Namajunas in just over a month. While Gaethje acknowledges her skill as one of the best in her class, he also believes Namajunas will prove her first win was no fluke because she has the former ‘Joanna Champion’ figured out:

“It’s a fight. [Jedrzejczyk] is one of the highest-level fighters in that weight class in the world,” Gaethje said. “Anybody in the top-five can beat each other on any given night in this sport. So I think she has a possibility (to win), but I don’t think — she can’t just go and change her whole (style). She can’t change the way her feet move. And Rose beat her because of the way her feet move, because she could time the way her feet move, and Rose is going to do the same thing with her feet.

“She’ll get her reaching, and then she’ll get her overreaching, then she’ll come in while she’s overreaching and capitalize. There’s no other way for it to go.”

 

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Puts Blame On Doctor For UFC 217 Performance

In the months since her shocking UFC 217 (Nov. 4, 2017) loss to Rose Namajunas, former 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has cited a brutal weight cut as a primary factor that played into her poor performance. Now, the Polish striker is gearing up for a rematch with “Thug” Rose, as the two are set to […]

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In the months since her shocking UFC 217 (Nov. 4, 2017) loss to Rose Namajunas, former 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has cited a brutal weight cut as a primary factor that played into her poor performance.

Now, the Polish striker is gearing up for a rematch with “Thug” Rose, as the two are set to once again do battle in the co-main event of April’s UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York. And ahead of the rematch, Jedrzejczyk says she’s ‘very focused’:

“The preparations took place very often, but I am very focused,” she told Polsat Sport. “I devote every free moment to regeneration, proper nutrition and training. I know that in sports, I win and lose, and I know that my last fight did not go my way, because people from my team failed me.”

As far as the comment about her team failing her, however, Jedrzejczyk later corrected herself, saying that the doctor had ‘failed’ her rather than her coaches:

“Many people asked me if I change coaches, club … My answer was ‘no’ because my coaches did their best to be in the best possible shape. The doctor, who had a big impact on how I felt 30 hours before the fight, failed. People who are not in sports, in which you need to watch this weight, do not know what it’s eating. It often has negative effects on our health and even life. I am asking for patience, just like I have to wait for the day when I will receive a straw weight belt.”

Do you expect Jedrzejczyk to return to form and recapture her title in April?

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Quote: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Has Proved She’s A Big Fraud

After losing her 115-pound title via shocking first-round knockout to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 last November in New York City, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will get her chance at redemption, as she’s currently slated to rematch “Thug” Rose in the co-main event of April’s UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Recently, the […]

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After losing her 115-pound title via shocking first-round knockout to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 last November in New York City, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will get her chance at redemption, as she’s currently slated to rematch “Thug” Rose in the co-main event of April’s UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Recently, the former champion cited a brutal weight cut as a primary factor in her performance, but it doesn’t appear as if everyone is buying that.

In fact, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who dropped a decision loss to Jedrzejczyk in 2016, believes it’s just ‘nonsense’:

“For me it’s nonsense and justification of herself,” Kowalkiewicz told MMAnews Live (via MMA Junkie). “I don’t know, maybe it makes her feel better about it, and she’s able to lift it somehow psychologically. Every fighter cuts the weight and it’s not pleasant for anyone. And she puts the guilt on her dietary team. Doesn’t Joanna use her own brain? In my opinion, this is just one big fraud.”

Since losing to Jedrzejczyk, Kowalkiewicz has gone just 1-1, losing to Claudia Gadelha before rebounding with a victory over Jodie Esquibel this past October.

Jedrjzejczyk, on the other hand, had won 14 consecutive fights, while defending the UFC title five-straight times before losing to Namajunas.

Do you agree with Kowalkiewicz’s comments?

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz on Jedrzejczyk Weight Claims: It’s Nonsense

Karolina Kowalkiewicz believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk is making excuses for her strawweight title loss. Back in November, Rose Namajunas stunned the mixed martial arts world when she finished Jedrzejczyk in the first round. The win saw Namajunas capture Ul…

Karolina Kowalkiewicz believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk is making excuses for her strawweight title loss. Back in November, Rose Namajunas stunned the mixed martial arts world when she finished Jedrzejczyk in the first round. The win saw Namajunas capture Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold for the first time in her career. It was also the first loss […]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Rousey: ‘We Paid The Price For Weight Cuts’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes she suffered the consequences of a bad weight cut as did Ronda Rousey. Jedrzejczyk was last seen inside the Octagon back in November. She defended the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight title against Rose Namaj…

Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes she suffered the consequences of a bad weight cut as did Ronda Rousey. Jedrzejczyk was last seen inside the Octagon back in November. She defended the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight title against Rose Namajunas. In a shocking upset, Namajunas finished Jedrzejczyk in the opening frame to capture the 115-pound gold. After […]