Jedrzejczyk continually blamed the bad weight cut for her UFC 217 loss. Not long after losing to Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk fired her nutrition team and is on a mission to make sure that mistake never happens again.
Now both women’s will clash in a strawweight title bout that will be co-headlining the upcoming UFC 223 card on April 7th. During the pre-fight conference call, Joanna Jedrzejczyk continues to blame a bad weight cut for her fall at UFC 217:
“I would not have become UFC champion and defended my title five times if I was not respectful for my opponent,” Jedrzejczyk said (Quote via MMAjunkie). “I took her very, very serious. She was my big challenge last time, but my weight cut impacted my body.
“I don’t care if people are going to say if it was my excuse. Only me and my team know what happened that night and how I felt in the octagon.”
Jedrzejczyk is impatiently waiting to clash with Namajunas and doesn’t plan her to go 2-0 against her. With her previous success, she is ready to prove that she is the best strawweight in the world:
“I’m the best strawweight in the world, and I will prove that on April 7,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I could not stand someone fighting for the belt before me because this is my belt and I will prove that to all of you guys.”
Do you think Joanna will manage to take her belt back from Rose?
UFC 223 is set to take place on April 7th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.