Joanna Jedrzejczyk Offers Thoughts On Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is finding it difficult to pick a winner for Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade. Namajunas and Andrade are expected to compete for the 115-pound title at UFC 237 in May. It will be Namajunas’ first title defense against someone…

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is finding it difficult to pick a winner for Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade. Namajunas and Andrade are expected to compete for the 115-pound title at UFC 237 in May. It will be Namajunas’ first title defense against someone other than Jedrzejczyk. Having shared the Octagon with both Namajunas and Andrade, Jedrzejczyk was asked for her […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Targets Return To Strawweight

Joanna Jedrzejczyk targets a return to the weight class that made her the name that she is known by fans. Valentina Shevchenko scored a decision win over Jedrzejczyk to earn win the UFC women’s flyweight title in the UFC 231 co-headliner. This event went down Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk targets a return to the weight class that made her the name that she is known by fans.

Valentina Shevchenko scored a decision win over Jedrzejczyk to earn win the UFC women’s flyweight title in the UFC 231 co-headliner. This event went down Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Prior to this fight, the former UFC women’s strawweight champion scored a decision win over Tecia Torres in a women’s strawweight bout. This fight went down on the main card of the UFC on FOX 30 event.

Now, after competing once at flyweight, she’s looking to make a move back to the division.

“I will go down to 115,” Jedrzejczyk told MMAJunkie. “I need some time to refresh my body, refresh my mind and I feel the fire. People define me as an athlete after my victory or lost fights, but I put on great camps. Before my last camp I was quality over quantity, but I did both. I’ve been working really hard for the last few years and I will be back stronger.”

“This division is the lightest in the UFC but it’s definitely one of the strongest,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I don’t know who is next. … I want to fight for the belt. I might have one fight before but I want to fight for a belt.”

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Admits She Recently Turned Down A Fight

Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to take some time off before making her Octagon return. Jedrzejczyk recently told WezloFM that she turned down an offer from the UFC to fight in March. For now, “J.J.” wants to spend time with her family, eat well, and rest a while before jumping back into competition: “I […]

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Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to take some time off before making her Octagon return.

Jedrzejczyk recently told WezloFM that she turned down an offer from the UFC to fight in March. For now, “J.J.” wants to spend time with her family, eat well, and rest a while before jumping back into competition:

“I received a fight offer for March, but I turned it down. For now on, I just want to rest a bit, have a nice time with my family and eat well.”

Its been a bit of a rough spell for Jedrzejczyk as of late.

The ex-strawweight queen began her mixed martial arts (MMA) career undefeated. She was looking to be, and was, the most dominant female champion in the entire sport. However, a meeting with Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 changed all that. “Thug Rose” knocked Jedrzejczyk out in the first round of their fight in November of 2017.

After suffering the first defeat of her MMA career, Jedrzejczyk bounced right back into a rematch with Namajunas. The following April at UFC 223, Namajunas again defeated Jedrzejczyk via unanimous decision. After yet another frustrating loss, Jedrzejczyk got back in the win column by defeating Tecia Torres via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 30 this past summer.

She attempted to win a championship at 125 pounds when she challenged former Muay Thai opponent Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant title at UFC 231 last month.

However, “The Bullet” handed Jedrzejczyk her third career defeat via decision to take home the gold. Now, Jedrzejczyk has a lot of decisions to make before getting back into the cage. It remains to be seen what weight class she’ll decide to stick around at upon her return.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Reveals She Turned Down March Fight

It looks like Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to take some time off before making her return to the Octagon. Jedrzejczyk is the former 115-pound champion of the world. However, her reign came to an end when she was shockingly finished by Rose Namajunas in Nov…

It looks like Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to take some time off before making her return to the Octagon. Jedrzejczyk is the former 115-pound champion of the world. However, her reign came to an end when she was shockingly finished by Rose Namajunas in November of 2017. “Thug Rose” knocked out Jedrzejczyk in the first round. Jedrzejczyk got her rematch […]

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Valentina Shevchenko Not Rushing To Rematch Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Over the weekend (Sat. December 8, 2018) Valentina Shevchenko took home a unanimous decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The UFC 231 co-main event victory earned Shevchenko the vacant UFC women’s flyweight championship. Now, Shevchenko has f…

Over the weekend (Sat. December 8, 2018) Valentina Shevchenko took home a unanimous decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The UFC 231 co-main event victory earned Shevchenko the vacant UFC women’s flyweight championship. Now, Shevchenko has finally accomplished her lifelong goal of becoming a UFC champion. Her first title defense will certainly be an intriguing one. Shevchenko […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Will Only Return To 115 Pounds For Title Shot

Former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk won’t entertain a move back down to 115 pounds unless she gets an immediate title shot. Jedrzejczyk finally made her flyweight debut last night after four years of depleting herself in the strawweight division. She more than held her own against the bigger and stronger Valentina Shevchenko. However, in the end, […]

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Former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk won’t entertain a move back down to 115 pounds unless she gets an immediate title shot.

Jedrzejczyk finally made her flyweight debut last night after four years of depleting herself in the strawweight division. She more than held her own against the bigger and stronger Valentina Shevchenko. However, in the end, “Bullet” would not be denied her UFC championship.

During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White stated that he would like to see Jedrzejczyk go back down to strawweight. Although Jedrzejczyk wouldn’t commit either way with certainty. She seems to be happier at her new weight. But a title shot rematch with Namajunas could lure her back down.

”Yes, definitely I will stay in 125 division,” Jedrzejczyk told FOX Sports’ Megan Olivi. “But, like I said before during the fight week and during the media that I want to go and challenge myself in the strawweight division for the belt.”

”I feel good in the Flyweight division,” she said at the post-fight press conference. “I see how my body reacted to the diet and a few more pounds, I was happy and in a good mood, I could do more. Definitely, it’s a good division for me.”

Already Going Back Down?

Just as it seemed she was content to stay put in her new weight class, the conversation would flip back to winning the strawweight title back.

”I definitely want to challenge myself and chase my other dream and go for the strawweight belt again. So I will wait for [Jessica] Andrade and Rose [Namajunas] to fight next year. Rose has only four months left to defend the belt, because otherwise she might lose the belt with no fight. That’s the thing. I was pretty busy champion, other champions are pretty busy, but if you don’t defend your title once a year, you’re losing the belt.”

”I must do this for myself, to put dot on it, I will drop one more time to the strawweight division,” she continued. “But you know, I’m not getting younger, I’m getting older. I’ve been in this business for 15 years so I want to take care of my body. Because this camp I realized how, because I was never complaining about the diet and weight cut. But, this camp I realized how it can impact your body, your brain, your performance being on such a strict diet for so many weeks, or the weight cut.”

”So I definitely want to protect my body. But the other stupid thing is I want to do this one more time,” Joanna finished. “That’s it. One more time. We always give second chance to ourselves, and I want to do this. Only title shot.”

As Jedrzejczyk was set to walk off the stage a UFC staff member asked her if she wanted some pizza. She took the entire box, or at least what was left.

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