Former women’s UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffered the first loss of her career at UFC 217, later blaming her nutritionist team for many of her issues leading up to the loss. Now Jedrzejczyk has come forward to reveal that she is already at the weight required for fight week ahead of her highly anticipated title fight rematch.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk went toe-to-toe with Rose Namajunas at UFC 217, suffering a title ending first round TKO loss to the fighter. Following the loss, Jedrzejczyk fired her nutritionist team Perfecting Athletes. Citing issues with her weight cut, the former champion revealed that she would no longer be using the team.
Now Jedrzejczyk is set to face off against Rose Namajunas in a highly anticipated title fight rematch at UFC 223. The live pay-per-view event will go down April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Speaking to Polish site Onet Sport, Jedrzejczyk revealed that she is already on weight for fight week, far ahead of schedule.
“In the last fight I didn’t show the best of myself and I did not want to delay anything. I know what the problem was coming in to the November fight which affected the result. I want to correct this as soon as possible and win back the championship title.”
“Now I weigh only a kilo more than during fight week. I believe that there will be no problem with the weight cut preparation, and before the fight I will feel 100% ready both physically and psychologically.”
Speaking on her fighting future, Jedrzejczyk added:
“We’ll see. I can stay in the strawweight category, but on the other hand I am an ambitious athlete, and the flyweight belt is certainly within my reach. However, I am not going so far into the future before I fight Rose. I am going to regain the title that belonged to me for almost three years.”