Joanna Jedrzejczyk carries an Olympic torch for native Poland.
Last month news broke, that former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will carry the Olympic torch for her native Poland in 2018 games relay.
“It’s a huge honor. MKOL (International Olympic Committee) decided that me, as a representative of mixed martial arts will carry the Olympic fire,” Jedrzejczyk announced (via MMANytt.com). “MMA is far away from being Olympic competition, so it’s huge merit for me to represent our country on so huge international area. I’m very happy with that.”
Joanna 30, carried the torch – part of each nation’s participation in the traditional torch relay – this weekend ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, which take place Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.
As you can see the video, Jedrzejczyk has now carried the torch, from a look it seems a pretty exciting experience for her.
#JoannaJędrzejczyk of #Poland, the former UFC Women's Straw-weight Champion carried the Olympic flame!🔥
2년 간 #UFC 여성 스트로급 #챔피언 으로 군림했던 요안나 예드제칙 선수, 오늘은 #2018평창 동계올림픽 성화봉송 주자로!@joannamma #종합격투기 #성화봉송 pic.twitter.com/r3BzIgW6qC
— Gangwon2024 (@gangwon2024) January 8, 2018
Joanna was not first UFC fighter to carry the torch, previously Antonio Rogerio Nogueira carried it for his home country of Brazil back in 2016 and MMA great Fedor Emelianenko has also carried the torch for his native Russia in the past.
Jonna Jedrzejczyk as one of the most dominating female fighter in MMA, who recently lost her UFC strawweight title to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217, this lost was her career’s first defeat. Prior to that, Joanna successfully defended her title five times and now 14-1 overall, and 8-1 in the UFC.
Who do you want to see Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight next?