An undefeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who lost her UFC women’s strawweight belt to Rose Namajunas after a KO in the very first round at UFC 217 and Namajunas earns the strawweight title. That was Joanna’s first defeat of her professional career.
Jedrzejczyk’s is currently in Shanghai, to fulfilling a guest-fighter duty ahead of UFC Fight Night 122.
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But if you thought Jedrzejczyk is going to be more humble after a loss at UFC 217, you more likely to be disappointed. She stated she intends to be even more arrogant and loud ahead of her next fight.
Jedrzejczyk talks to reporters in Shanghai Via MMAjunkie:
“My life is better than before,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Some people, they can’t believe I’m smiling, I’m in good mood, and I’m looking forward. They think I should sleep and cry and do nothing. I do more. I’ve had more offers to work with big companies – the biggest companies everywhere than I had before.
“Because they see a human. At the end, they see a fighter. They see a professional athlete. I do my business from beginning to the end. And this is who I am. And I’m stronger.”
Rose Namajunas set an example after her post-fight speech in MMA. But the change of attitude on Jedrzejczyk’s end no that’s not possible.
“People who are saying I was cocky or arrogant, this is why I lost,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I just want to tell you that I will be more cocky. I will be more arrogant. And I will be more loud. Because I know my value. I’m bigger than that night at UFC 217. Mistakes happen to everyone. And don’t you worry.
“But it was not a mistake. Because I didn’t do any mistakes. It was an accident. And people don’t know; I’m not going to blame it on anyone. Because I’m a classy lady. I’m a professional athlete. And I take this.”
Polish star believes that she still is a strawweight queen and her belt is on vacation with the new champion.
“I’m still the champion,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I made this division. People texting me, ‘You’re not the strawweight queen anymore. You’re not Joanna champion.’ If you go the Olympics, you win the gold medal. If you flunk the Olympics four years after, you’re still a gold Olympic medalist.
“Same with the champion. I built this division. I defended my title five times. It means something.”
UFC promotions have not confirmed any news yet, but Joanna insists she wants an immediate rematch when she returns to her camp in 2018.
“I’m clever, I don’t want a rematch,” Jedrzejczyk said. “What if (Namajunas) fights in February? What if she fights in March? What if she, for example, she will lose the belt? I will get the rematch. But like I said, I want my baby back. So I want to fight for the title. And this is what’s going to happen.”