Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has come forward to point the finger at her doctor for the fighter’s recent title ending loss to Rose Namajunas.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffered a first round TKO defeat to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217, bringing an end to Jedrzejczyk’s undefeated streak. Jedrzejczyk would go on to fire her nutritionist team after discussing the difficulties of her weight cut for the fight. With that in mind, Jedrzejczyk is now claiming the blame falls with her doctor.
Speaking to polsatsport.pl, Jedrzejczyk broke down her reasoning.
“The preparations took place very often, but I am very focused. I devote every free moment to regeneration, proper nutrition and training. I know that in sports, I win and lose, and I know that my last fight did not go my way, because people from my team failed me.”
“Many people asked me if I change coaches, club … My answer was ‘no’ because my coaches did their best to be in the best possible shape. The doctor, who had a big impact on how I felt 30 hours before the fight, failed. People who are not in sports, in which you need to watch this weight, do not know what it’s eating. It often has negative effects on our health and even life. I am asking for patience, just like I have to wait for the day when I will receive a straw weight belt.”
Jedrzejczyk and Namajunas are now set to rematch at UFC 223. The live pay-per-view event will take place on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York.