Even though Joanna Jedrzejczyk didn’t win her last two fights, her trademark confidence has returned.
Jedrzejczyk lost to Rose Namajunas by unanimous decision at UFC 223, and while she believe in her heart she won the fight, but more importantly she showed something to herself..
“It was about myself,” Jedrzejczyk told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “It was about proving to myself that I’m still simply the best, that I’m still one of the greatest female fighters in the world. That’s the thing.”
Jedrzejczyk is now preparing for her first non-title fight in nearly four years, as she faces Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 on July 28th in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Jedrzejczyk thinks she can get another title opportunity if she beats Torres.
“I believe that I am going to get the title shot after this fight,” Jedrzejczyk said.
“We’ll see what’s going to happen. I said that I could have 10 more fights before I get the title shot, because I went through this in 2014 and ’15. I want this belt and I will get this belt back. Mark my words.”
While her natural weight is around 125 pounds and the weight cut for UFC 217 is her reasoning for a first round KO loss, the former strawweight champion is dead set on getting “her” title back.
“My plan is to get the belt back first of all and after that I will move up,” Jedrzejczyk said.
“Of course, I feel the impact on my body of every weight cut,” but I’m ready to do that again. Put on diet and get ready.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting