Joanna Jędrzejczyk Signs New Multi-Fight Deal With UFC Ahead Of Weili Rematch
Joanna Jędrzejczyk is making sure she doesn’t part ways with the UFC anytime soon.
Jędrzejczyk said she signed a new multi-fight deal with the world’s leading MMA promotion. She said when the day comes to hang her gloves, she wants to retire as a UFC fighter.
“I always said that I want to retire in the UFC, and of course people would love to see me doing this or that after, but I feel like if I retired from MMA, I would retire from the UFC, the best MMA league in the world,” Jędrzejczyk told MMA Fighting.
“I don’t want to go somewhere and fight for this bigger money. Money is not everything. I’ve saved enough money for myself, for my kids, for my grandkids probably, but it’s not only about the money.”
Jędrzejczyk debuted in the UFC in 2014 where she won against Juliana Lima by unanimous decision.
She then went on an eight-fight winning streak – including nabbing the strawweight championship — before running into Rose Namajunas, who she lost to twice – once by KO/TKO and once by unanimous decision.
She attempted to regain the title from Valentina Shevchenko and Zhang Weili, but lost both times.
Jędrzejczyk, instead, is getting a rematch with Weili on June 11 in Singapore.