Joanna Champion Planning Three-Division Run, Wants To Retire Undefeated

If you thought UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was content with just being the strawweight UFC champion, you’d be wrong.

And of course, we know she has to get passed “Thug” Rose Namajunas on tonight’s UFC 217 card, but if she does, the UFC’s most dominant female may be seeking a slot as the sport’s P4P best fighter with a three-divsion run.

Taking the pre-fight press conference, Joanna Jedrzejczyk laid out her plans, stating, “I want to tie Ronda Rousey’s record of six title defenses, but I will break her record (with) seven title defenses in the women’s division. I break records every fight, but the thing is, it’s more about my legacy. It’s all about staying undefeated. That’s more important than all of these records. I will retire in the future as undefeated. I have this chance, I have this opportunity and I will make this happen.”

“I have a few surprises for you guys. I have a few aces in my pocket. I want to break the record, Ronda Rousey’s record. I want to defend my title in the strawweight division, even if I will move up to 125 division. I will still be defending my title in the strawweight, the flyweight, and then I’ll move up to bantamweight division. I know Rose is my next big challenge, and I’m focused on this fight.”


This year’s return trip to Madison Square Garden is proof the UFC can still deliver a stacked mega-card, with all the bells and whistles.

Set to headline this massive MSG card, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre returns to the octagon for the first time in over four years. He will face off against the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event, on pay-per-view.

Also on the night’s fight card is a long-awaited title fight between ex-teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw. And a big strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.