It’s been couple months since Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s knockout loss against Rose Namajunas at UFC 217. Former dominant UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk described why a botched, drastic weight cut was to blame for her loss to ‘Thug.’
Joanna also explained how she cut 15 pounds in 14 hours prior to UFC 217, that led to left her with numb legs and eventually firing her nutritionists, Perfecting Athletes.
That’s not where the game end. Yesterday, Jedrzejczyk made a statement where she was claiming that her doctor had failed her before the fight.
Jedrzejczyk says things will be different this time in the rematch, which is set to take place on April 7 at UFC 223 from Brooklyn.
UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje, who, as a friend of Namajunas, may be a bit biased, believes that the way Rose Namajunas won, didn’t have anything to do with the weight cut, which shouldn’t be an excuse anyway. “The Highlight” recently discussed Jedrzejczyk’s recent blaming on MMAFighting, citing her weight cut has nothing to do with her loss.
“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.”
“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.”
well, we don’t know what Joanna Jedrzejczyk was going through during her weight cutting difficulties-it may have affected her performance or not, but she has a chance to prove when she rematches Namajunas in just over a month. While Gaethje believes Namajunas will prove her first win was no fluke because she has the former champ Joanna 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.”
Rose Namajunas, overcame her own daunting odds at UFC 217 and recently said she will choke Joanna out in cold.