One of the biggest upset happened at UFC 217 when Rose Namajunas derailed Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a left hook to become the third UFC women’s strawweight champion at Madison Square Garden. It appeared that Jedrzejczyk tapped to the Namajunas’ follow-up strikes from up top which led the referee stepping in to stop the fight.
Joanna’s pursuit of equal Ronda Rousey’s record of six female title defenses destroyed when she lost to Rose.
The debate is if Joanna Jedrzejczyk deserves an immediate rematch after losing the title.
Jedrzejczyk speaking to recent episode of The MMA Hour:
“In May, I will be champion again,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Mark my words. May, I’m coming back. It doesn’t matter if Rose is going to hold the belt or not — I will be back in May and mark my words.”
she still considered herself the best fighter, despite her loss.
“I’m the greatest, and for myself, I’m still the champion,” she said. “This is just another part in the movie. She can take the belt, but I am still the champion, you know? I’m coming back. I’m coming back really soon.
“I’m not going to cry; I want to talk to people about that. There is something about me, there is something in my body, and nobody have it.”
Former champ Joanna claimed, she should get an immediate rematch, as she has done so much good for UFC and Dana White.
“I believe, for what I have done for Dana and the UFC, I deserve the rematch. I will see. I saw Dana on the way back from the press conference,” she told Ariel Helwani.
“He hugged me, I wanted to leave him, but he was like, ‘Please, stop, I love you so much, we love you and nothing change. We love you even more for this, and your comeback is going to be bigger than all of this.’
“For myself, I turned the page, and I felt like, ‘your comeback is going to be bigger than all of these records and bigger than this.’”
Do you think Joanna deserves a rematch?