Claudia Gadelha: I Still Want to Beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Ass

The bad blood between Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still alive and kicking. For a time, Jedrzejczyk’s greatest rival was Gadelha. Back in Dec. 2014, Gadelha and Jedrzejczyk did battle in a title eliminator. Jedrzejczyk ended up nabbi…

The bad blood between Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still alive and kicking. For a time, Jedrzejczyk’s greatest rival was Gadelha. Back in Dec. 2014, Gadelha and Jedrzejczyk did battle in a title eliminator. Jedrzejczyk ended up nabbing a split decision. She went on to defeat Carla Esparza to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship […]

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Rose Namajunas Has Interesting Demand For Joanna Jedrzejczyk Trilogy Bout

There’s one catch in order for Namajunas to accept this fight.

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Rose Namajunas is still willing to fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but there’s a catch

Jedrzejczyk is coming off of back-to-back losses as a result of fighting the current UFC women’s strawweight champion twice.

Their first fight went down in November at UFC 217 where Namajunas won with a first-round knockout and their second fight went down at the UFC 223 pay-per-view event in April that saw Namajunas win by decision.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, the UFC champ stated that as of right now she doesn’t want to fight Jedrzejczyk at the moment.

Instead, she wants to fight other contenders while Jedrzejczyk gets a few more wins under her belt.

“Right now, that fight doesn’t really interest me at the moment,” said Namajunas (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting). “I think I’d be interested to see how she does with somebody else before even entertaining that possibility. At the moment, there’s not much to gain from running that back again.”

“Unless she’s says I’m the best – publicly!” said Namajunas. “Publicly because I already know she knows. You gotta say it to everybody! [Laughs] She knows I’m the best but she won’t admit it to everybody.”

The former UFC women’s strawweight champion is slated to take on fellow strawweight contender Tecia Torres at the upcoming UFC on FOX 30 event.

UFC on FOX 30 is set to take place on July 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The main card will air on FOX while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Rose Namajunas Refuses Conor McGregor’s Online Apology: ‘F**k That’

Rose Namajunas wasn’t about to accept Conor McGregor’s apology on Instagram:

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Many prominent MMA personalities were affected by Conor McGregor’s chaotic Brooklyn outburst two days before April 7’s UFC 223.

The attack, where the former champion threw a metal dolly threw a bus containing rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, left two fighters injured and unable to compete on the event and also forced a third fight off the card when McGregor friend (and accomplice) Artem Lobov was pulled from his scheduled fight with Alex Caceres.

But the incident, which eventually saw McGregor incarcerated for assault charges overnight and awaiting court this June, almost had a far more impactful effect on the event, as UFC women’s strawweight Rose Namajunas was in the bus and visibly shaken by the events, to the point where she even considered not fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk on the card.

While “Thug” Rose did decide to fight on and beat her rival by unanimous decision, things are still not good between her and McGregor. According to Outside the Cage on Twitter, Namajunas had a seething reply to “The Notorious” when he tried to apologize to her on Instagram, simply saying, “F*** that, call Pat,” in reference to her longtime partner Pat Barry.

Namajunas also addressed the incident during a recent appearance on The Jim & Sam Show (via MMA Mania), noting that the situation is far from ideal because even though she picked up a second victory over a woman who just months ago was talked up as the best female MMA fighter of all-time, she’s only asked about the attack, so that accomplishment will always be overshadowed by what McGregor did:

“It just sucks because that’s the question that’s always gonna be asked. And it’s like, ‘Look what I did.’”

A fair point from “Thug” Rose to be certain because her second consecutive win over a historic women’s champion is undoubtedly being overshadowed by a needless, violent event that not only injured innocent people but forced three fights off of the most anticipated pay-per-view of the year thus far.

The focus will likely always remain on McGregor and his antics from the weekend, however, and it’s hard to look past Namajunas’ desire for her efforts in the cage to be focused on rather than a crime committed by a superstar who has shown he cares about little else than going off the rails in his post-Mayweather period of debauchery.

In that sense, you can see why she isn’t accepting McGregor’s apology.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Believes She’s Still Close To Another Title Shot

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still keeping a close eye on the title picture in her division. The former UFC women’s strawweight champion is slated to take on fellow strawweight contender Tecia Torres at the upcoming UFC on FOX 30 event. Jedrzejczyk is coming off of back-to-back losses. She has fought current UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still keeping a close eye on the title picture in her division.

The former UFC women’s strawweight champion is slated to take on fellow strawweight contender Tecia Torres at the upcoming UFC on FOX 30 event.

Jedrzejczyk is coming off of back-to-back losses. She has fought current UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas twice.

Their first fight went down in November at UFC 217 where Namajunas won with a first-round knockout and their second fight went down at the UFC 223 pay-per-view event in April that saw Namajunas win by decision.

The former UFC champion stated in a recent appearance Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour (transcript courtesy of MMAMania) that she believes she is still close to another title shot and potential third fight with Namajunas.

“I am very happy to fight Tecia. The good thing is she fought Jessica Andrade in her last fight, she lost that fight. But (sic) Jessica Andrade is going to be the challenger for Rose Namajunas. So I am very happy to face Tecia Torres and get the title shot after this fight.

“That’s the plan. I know more than you guys and I am very happy to have this fight. Tecia Torres is a real warrior so I am very happy to face her. She was training at American Top Team for a long time, she left a year ago. I think it’s good and it will be a very interesting fight.”

“I believe I am going to get title shot after this fight. But I said I could have a lot of fights before I get title shot, I went through this in 2014 and 2015. I want this belt and I will get it back, mark my words.”

UFC on FOX 30 is set to take place on July 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The main card will air on FOX while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX at and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

The co-headliner will see Jeremy Stephens against former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The promotion has yet to announce a main event for the show.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Says She’ll Be Champion Again In 2018

Despite two losses in a row to current UFC strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes she will have the title back by the end of the year. “I have a big plan to get the belt back at the end of the year, and I’m still …

Despite two losses in a row to current UFC strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes she will have the title back by the end of the year. “I have a big plan to get the belt back at the end of the year, and I’m still the strawweight,” Jedrzejczyk said today on the MMA Hour. Before […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Returns At UFC on FOX 30

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has her next fight lined up under the UFC banner inside the Octagon. She is slated to take part in her first non-title UFC bout since December 2014 as she will take on fellow strawweight contender Tecia Torres at the upcoming UFC on FOX 30 event. The news […]

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Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has her next fight lined up under the UFC banner inside the Octagon.

She is slated to take part in her first non-title UFC bout since December 2014 as she will take on fellow strawweight contender Tecia Torres at the upcoming UFC on FOX 30 event. The news was first reported by ESPN.

Jedrzejczyk is coming off of back-to-back losses. She has fought current UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas twice.

Their first fight went down in November at UFC 217 where Namajunas won with a first-round knockout and their second fight went down at the UFC 223 pay-per-view event in April that saw Namajunas win by decision.

On the flip side, Torres is also looking to get back into the win column by accepting this fight as she snapped a three fight winning streak by suffering a unanimous decision to Jessica Andrade in a crucial title eliminator at UFC on FOX 28 in February.

UFC on FOX 30 is set to take place on July 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The main card will air on FOX while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX at and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

The co-headliner will see Jeremy Stephens against former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The promotion has yet to announce a main event for the show. Here is the updated card:

Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Alexis Davis
Nina Ansaroff vs. Randa Markos
Matheus Nicolau vs. Dustin Ortiz
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
Austin Arnett vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono
John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson
Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev

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