Joanna Jedrzejczyk is open to the idea of training alongside Rose Namajunas.
Namajunas lost her women’s strawweight title to Carla Esparza after a boring five-rounder in the co-main event of UFC 274 this past weekend.
Despite the setback, Namajunas doesn’t plan on staying on the sidelines.
Instead, she wants to travel to Florida to help Jedrzejczyk for her upcoming UFC 275 rematch with Weili Zhang. Namajunas notably holds two wins over Zhang.
“I didn’t totally make that decision in my mind yet but I was just thinking about it,” Namajunas said on The MMA Hour. “Nothing personal against Weili or anything but you know Henry Cejudo was kind of talking some crap before our rematch. I’m just kidding.”
Jedrzejczyk: Let’s See What We Can Do
As far as Jedrzejczyk is concerned, she is very much open to the prospect of training with her former rival.
She revealed she got messages from her American Top Team coach Mike Brown as well as Namajunas’ fiancé and coach Pat Barry about the possibility, and would be willing to see if they can make it happen.
“A few days ago I got a message from Mike Brown that Rose wanted to get in touch with me,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I was like ‘what Rose?’ and he said ‘Namajunas.’ I was like of course give her my number. Yesterday or two days ago I saw a message from Pat Barry and it went to the spam on my Instagram but I responded and I am very open to do this.
“Cause it’s my last two and a half weeks in Florida because I am flying to Singapore May 29 because I want to go there early to adjust to the time, adjust to the climate, the humidity and I want make everything the right way. I want everything to be done very good. If she mentioned that, that’s good. Let me reach out to the number, to my coaches and see what we can do.”
Namajunas notably became a strawweight champion for the first time following a first-round knockout win over Jedrzejczyk back in November 2017.
The pair would face each other in a rematch at UFC 223 in April 2018 that saw Namajunas come out on top via unanimous decision.
With Esparza now holding the title, a win over Zhang could potentially see Jedrzejczyk earn another shot at regaining her 115-pound strap.