‘I’ll Be Back Soon’- Joanna Jedrzejczyk Releases Statement After Being Removed From UFC Rankings

Published 10/26/2021, 11:48 AM EDT
TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 8: Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland enters the ring prior to her fight against Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan in a flyweight bout during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on December 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)


One cannot deny the fact that Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the best strawweight fighters at UFC. In 2015, Jedrzejczyk won the strawweight title after serving Carla Esparza a TKO in the second round. 

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Lately, the Polish fighter’s UFC career seems to be in some jeopardy. Many UFC fans immediately noticed that Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s name was missing from the latest list of UFC rankings. This is because they have officially removed her from it. 

MMA junkie reporter Mike Bohn revealed that UFC has confirmed that Jedrzejczyk has been removed from the rankings. UFC took this decision due to the Pole’s inactivity. Mike Bohn wrote in a tweet, “Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s removal from the UFC rankings is due to inactivity, I’m told.

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Bohn reportedly also mentioned that Jedrzejczyk was removed only because of her inactivity. This case seems very similar to that of Leon Edwards. Earlier, Edwards was removed from the rankings due to inactivity but was put back later, once he had a fight coming up. 

While Jedrzejczyk is one of the most interesting fighters to watch, she has not fought since March 2020. Her last fight was against Zhang Weili, which she lost.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk reacts to being removed from UFC rankings

It seems like this removal has not affected Jedrzejczyk. The 34-year-old fighter took to Instagram to reassure her fans. On her Instagram story, she wrote, “Guys! Please do not care about rankings Rankings don’t compete I’ll be back soon…”

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Many strawweight fighters were unhappy with Jedrzejczyk. They weren’t able to compete and move ahead, as the Polish fighter was blocking their path. Many of them agree with Jedrzejczyk’s removal from the ranking. 

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Earlier, Marina Rodriguez had said, “…she shouldn’t even be ranked anymore at this point because she’s been out of action for so long…. The problem is that she is holding a very important spot in the rankings and there are many girls trying to fight two or three times a year to get there, and that spot is blocked.

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Jedrzejczyk’s removal from the rankings is good news for the other strawweight fighters. It is great that Jedrzejczyk is not being too hard on herself and waiting for the right opportunity. However, when she comes back, who do you want to see her fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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