Joanna Talks Smack: ‘Thug Rose Doesn’t Hit Hard’

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its way to the illustrious Madison Square Garden Arena in New York on Saturday, for the promotion’s second ever appearance inside the arena. There on Nov. 4, the mixed martial arts promotion hosted UFC 217.

The event included a series of exciting fights, featuring three different title fight match ups on the night’s card. Among them, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk went toe-to-toe with tough contender Rose Namajunas.

Namajunas earned a swift upset victory over her opponent with a knockout win within the first round. Now Jedrzejczyk has come forward to say that she does not believe that the Namajunas hits as hard as she may think.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, Jedrzejczyk said:

“She didn’t hit hard, you know, but right to the point, I don’t know what happened.”

The fighter appeared to be slamming her hand on the ground, as Namajunas continued to strike her. Speaking on if she was tapping to strikes, the now former champion added:

“Someone said that I tapped. I never tapped. It was probably I was trying to stand up. I didn’t know what was going on at that time probably. My body… I couldn’t get the right balance, you know? I didn’t tap, I never tapped and I didn’t tap.”