‘Baddest B***h on the Planet is Back!’- Joanna Jedrzejczyk Reveals Who She Wants to Fight Next

Published 04/20/2021, 3:06 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 11: Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Westin Tampa Waterside on October 11, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


The UFC women’s strawweight division is one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. The division’s top fighters are going to be on display this Saturday as former champion Rose Namajunas is fighting the current champion Zhang Weili for the belt. However, another former champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, will have her eyes set on the victor.

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Joanna had won the strawweight belt in 2015 against Carla Esparza and defended it 5 times. However, she lost it to Rose Namajunas and lost all her matches for the title after that. However, she is still an amazing fighter and is ranked #2 in the official UFC strawweight rankings.

She spoke to MMAFighting about the upcoming title fight and discussed her return. She mentioned the fact that she was living her best life and said that she didn’t want to be a part of a rat race for the title.

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“I was the champ for a long time. It’s been a while. I lost the title to Rose Namajunas, but I know my value. I gave the fight of the year, the fight of the decade, and I know I’m still very good.

She also added, “I don’t sleep, I don’t waste my time. I keep on training all the time. I can’t wait to get back to American Top Team.”

She mentioned that she is going to be next and said that she told UFC official Mick Maynard the same. “I called Mick [Maynard] a few days ago, and I just told him, ‘You know what the baddest b*tch on the planet is back’ so book the fight, watch this fight and tell everybody that I’m next,” Jedrzejczyk said.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes that Rose Namajunas can outscore Weili Zhang

She talked about the upcoming title fight and talked about her predictions. “I really believe that Rose Namajunas can outscore Weili Zhang, but she has to be careful because Weili is powerful,” Jedrzejczyk explained.

“But you know what, all the videos she’s posting and posting before my fight, these punches aren’t that hard.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland reacts after the conclusion of her UFC strawweight championship fight against Zhang Weili of China during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

That might sound slightly controversial considering the fact that Joanna’s face was really swollen after her fight against Zhang. However, she still looked defiant after one of the best performances of her career.

Do you think Rose Namajunas or Joanna Jedrzejczyk can beat Weili Zhang?

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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