UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has formed a sore spot for fellow competitor Rose Namajunas. They shook hands and everything was fine, until it wasn’t.
In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Jedrzejczyk gave her two cents on the up and coming warrior.
As transcribed by MMA Fighting, “You know what’s weird? Like, I met Rose. I have so much respect for this girl. I think she’s one of the most talented strawweights in the UFC, but she needs more experience. But, I think there is something wrong with her head.
“The thing is, like, I met her in Denver. We shake hands, we spoke to each other, And two days after, I heard that she was like, ‘oh, I want to beat Joanna.’ Shut up. You had your chance to beat Karolina and Carla Esparza before, and some others, but you just lost. Come on. Work hard, get your ass to the gym, put on better fights, and you’re going to get this title shot.
“But be honest. If you don’t like me, don’t shake my hand and don’t talk to me. Don’t talk behind my back. I’m kind of a straight person and this is what makes me mad. I’m good with that, but I think Michelle Waterson will [beat] Rose.”
Namajunas will be looking to strike back from a recent loss in her incipient match with Michelle Waterson at UFC on Fox 24 in April.